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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.

Why should we care

Small eyed ray by Marc Dando

Small eyed ray

Raja microocellata

Method: Demersal Trawl

mackerel by Sarah McCartney


Scomber scombrus

Method: Hook and line

Thornback ray

Thornback ray

Raja clavata

Method: Gill Netting

White Monkfish

Monkfish, white

Lophius piscatorius

Method: Demersal Trawl

Native Oyster

Native Oyster

Ostrea edulis

Method: Sail and Oar

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Meet the Fishers

Leon Emmet

Leon Emmet

Port: Newquay

Leon Emmet is a young fisherman from Newquay who fishes from a small boat the Boy Chris SS276. Leon fishes sustainably using pots, handline and nets, learning the trade from his dad Joe who also has a fishing boat in Newquay harbour. Through their family owned company Newquay fish Leon and Emmets catch is sold direct to consumers and businesses around Cornwall, including some of the finest seafood restaurants. 

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Danny and Tommy Phillips

Danny and Tommy Phillips

Port: Cadgwith

Danny Phillips and his son Tommy fish from their boat “Scorpio” out of the rocky Cadgwith Cove. They target shellfish and bottom-dwelling fish using pots and tangle nets in the life-rich waters off the Lizard Point. In the winter they switch to using smaller gill nets to catch red mullet. 
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