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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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Engraulis encrasticolus

Method: Ring Netting

Velvet crab by Sarah McCartney

Velvet crab

Necora puber

Method: Potting

Spurdog by Marc Dando


Squalus acanthias

Method: Demersal Trawl



Molva molva

Method: Demersal Trawl

gilthead bream

Gilthead bream

Sparus auratus

Method: Hook and line

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Meet the Fisherman

Aiden McClary

Aiden McClary

Port: St Ives

Aiden is a young St Ives fisherman that uses nets, pots and handlines to catch a range of fresh fish and shellfish. He is a part of the St Ives Fish Selling Co-op. 

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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.

You can see what is being caught and order on Instagram or contact via 07970378680. 


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