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This is a list of all the seafood species of commercial importance caught or farmed in Cornwall. If you can't find what you are looking for it may not be from Cornwall. Click here to visit fish online for information on fisheries from outside Cornwall. For a full list of species that are currently recommended by Cornwall Good Seafood Guide click here

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Anchovy

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasticolus

Ballan Wrasse

Ballan Wrasse

Labrus bergylta

bass

Bass, Seabass

Dicentrarchus labrax

Bib

Bib, or pouting

Trisopterus luscus

black seabream by Marc Dando

Black Seabream

Spondyliosoma cantharus

Blonde Ray

Blonde Ray

Raja brachyura

Blue Shark

Blue Shark

Prionace glauca

Brill by Marc Dando

Brill

Scophthalmus rhombus

Bull Huss

Bull Huss, Nursehound

Scyliorhinus stellaris

Cod by Sarah McCartney

Cod

Gadus morhua

Conger conger

Conger eel

Conger conger

Cornish Sardine by Sarah McCartney

Cornish Sardine

Sardinus pilchardus

Cuckoo Ray

Leucoraja naevus

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

Sepia officinalis

Dab by Marc Dando

Dab

Limanda limada

Eel, European

Anguilla anguilla

gilthead bream

Gilthead bream

Sparus auratus

Thick lipped Grey mullet

Grey Mullet

Chelon labrosus and other species

Haddock

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Hake by Sarah McCartney

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Atlantic Halibut

Halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Herring by Marc Dando

Herring

Clupea harengus

John Dory

John Dory

Zeus faber

lemon sole

Lemon sole

Microstomus kitt

Lesser spotted dogfish

Lesser spotted dogfish

Scyliorhinus caniculata

Ling

Ling

Molva molva

Lobster

Lobster

Hommarus gammarus

mackerel by Sarah McCartney

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Megrim

Megrim

Lepidirhombus whiffogonia

Monkfish

Monkfish

Lophius piscatorius and L. budegassa

mussel

Mussels

Mytilus edulis

Native Oyster

Native Oyster

Ostrea edulis

Octopus

Octopus

Eledone cirhossa or Octopus vulgaris

Pacific oyster

Pacific oyster

Magallana gigas

Plaice

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Pollack by Sarah McCartney

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Prawn

Prawns

Palaemon serratus

Queen Scallops, Seafish

Queen Scallop

Mimachalmys varia

Red Gurnard by Sarah McCartney

Red Gurnard

Aspitrigla cuculus

Striped red mullet

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

Sand Sole

Sand Sole

Pegusa lascaris

Sandy ray

Sandy Ray

Leucoraja circularis

Scallop by Sarah McCartney

Scallop

Pecten maximus

Carrageenan seaweed

Seaweed

various species

Shagreen ray

Leucoraja fullonica

Slipper Limpet

Slipper limpet

Crepidula fornicata

Small eyed ray by Marc Dando

Small eyed ray

Raja microocellata

Starry Smoothound by Marc Dando

Smoothhound

Mustelus asterias and Mustelus mustelus

spider crab by Sarah McCartney

Spider Crab

Maja brachydactylus

Spotted ray by Marc Dando

Spotted Ray

Raja montagui

Spurdog by Marc Dando

Spurdog

Squalus acanthias

Squid

Squid

Loligo vulgaris, Loligo forbesi

Thornback ray

Raja clavata

Tope

Tope

Galeorhinus galeus

Turbot

Turbot

Psetta maximus

Velvet crab by Sarah McCartney

Velvet crab

Liocarcinus puber

Whiting by Marc Dando

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Witch by Marc Dando

Witch

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Wreckfish

Wreckfish

Polyprius americanus

Cornwall Good Seafood Guide is underpinned by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Fish Guide. The first UK consumer guide to sustainable seafood. For more information visit www.fishonline.org

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