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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

Pacific oyster

Pacific oyster

Magallana gigas

Method: Farmed

mackerel by Sarah McCartney

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Method: Handlining

Slipper Limpet

Slipper limpet

Crepidula fornicata

Method: Sail and Oar

Megrim

Megrim

Lepidirhombus whiffogonia

Method: Beam Trawling

Scallop by Sarah McCartney

Scallop

Pecten maximus

Prawn

Prawns

Palaemon serratus

Method: Potting

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Meet the Fisherman

Chris Blamey

Chris Blamey

Port: Mevagissey

Chris Blamey fishes from the harbour of Mevagissey aboard the wooden multipurpose fishing vessel Galwad Y Mor. Between July and January he fishes for Cornish Sardines, using a ring net. For the rest of the year he targets Pollack using wreck nets and travels much further afield. 

 

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Ben George

Ben George

Port: Sennen Cove

Ben George handline fishes from the beautiful Sennen Cove, close to Land's End. 

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News

Summer scores review consultation open now

Incredible biodiversity on Fal oyster fishery, notes from a day out on the Fal Oyster Survey 2019

Rare Seahorse found in Fal fishery, proof that sustainable oyster fishing has a bright future

Fish and Tips, November 2018 newsletter

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