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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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Striped red mullet

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

Method: Gill Netting



Engraulis encrasticolus

Method: Ring Netting

Queen Scallops, Seafish

Queen Scallop

Mimachalmys varia

Method: Sail and Oar



Palaemon serratus

Method: Potting

Red Gurnard by Sarah McCartney

Red Gurnard

Aspitrigla cuculus

Method: Gill Netting


Bass, Seabass

Dicentrarchus labrax

Method: Handlining

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Meet the Fisherman

Peter Green

Port: St. Mawes

Peter fishes from St.Mawes and together with his wife Angie, they run St.Mawes seafood. His family go back as seafarers in St.Mawes for 300 years and he is very passionate about trying to keep their fishing heritage alive. He has been fishing for over 40 years, first going to sea on a local trawler as a 9th birthday present. 

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Barry Preston

Port: Mevagissey

Meet Barry Preston, who fishes out of Mevagissey using hand lines and gill nets! 

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