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Sustainable Cornish Seafood

We can all help our oceans by making well informed decisions when choosing seafood. Look for Cornish seafood labelled with our recommended symbol. Here are a few species from our recommended seafood list.

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spider crab by Sarah McCartney

Spider Crab

Maja brachydactyla

Method: Potting

Dab by Marc Dando


Limanda limada

Method: Demersal Trawl

Slipper Limpet

Slipper limpet

Crepidula fornicata

Method: Sail and Oar



Pleuronectes platessa

Method: Gill Netting



Engraulis encrasticolus

Method: Ring Netting

Pacific oyster

Pacific oyster

Magallana gigas

Method: Farmed

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Meet the Fisherman

Jake Gilbert

Port: Newquay

Jake has been running Serene for the last 8 years and fishes sustainabily by potting for crabs and lobsters out of Newquay harbour.



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Joe Emmett

Joe Emmett

Port: Newquay

Joe Emmett fishes sustainably using pots to catch brown crab, spider crab and lobster, and handlines for mackerel and pollack from the North Cornish port of Newquay.


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