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Sustainable fishing

Healthy Seas - Productive fisheries

Cornish fishermen respect our seas and increasingly are aware that healthy seas are vital for their future. Find out more about steps being made to improve sustainability.
Photo by Adrian Langdon

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Fisherman of the Month

Danny Gilbert

Danny Gilbert fishes for Crabs, lobster and spider crab from the harbour of Newquay.

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Find out more about

Cornwall's Fishing Industry

Learn more about this important industry, meet the fishermen who are its lifeblood, discover the steps being made to improve the sustainability of the industry.

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Recipe of the Month

A sophisticated recipe for sustainable pot caught Cornish Lobster, provided by Fifteen Cornwall

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Recommended fish currently in season

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mussel

Mussels

Mytilus edulis

Farmed

Hake by Sarah McCartney

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Gill Netting

mackerel by Sarah McCartney

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Handlining

Cornish Sardine by Sarah McCartney

Cornish Sardine

Sardinus pilchardus

Ring Netting

spider crab by Sarah McCartney

Spider Crab

Maja brachydactylus

Potting

Whiting by Marc Dando

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Handlining

Squid

Squid

Loligo vulgaris, Loligo forbesi

Handlining

Lobster Homard

Lobster

Hommarus gammarus

Potting

Haddock

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Demersal Trawl

Striped red mullet

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

Gill Netting

Megrim

Megrim

Lepidirhombus whiffogonia

Beam Trawling

Red Gurnard by Sarah McCartney

Red Gurnard

Aspitrigla cuculus

Gill Netting

Dab by Marc Dando

Dab

Limanda limada

Demersal Trawl

Carrageenan seaweed

Seaweed

various species

Hand Collection

Brill by Marc Dando

Brill

Scophthalmus rhombus

Gill Netting

Bib

Bib, or pouting

Trisopterus luscus

Beam Trawling

Velvet crab by Sarah McCartney

Velvet crab

Liocarcinus puber

Potting

Scallop by Sarah McCartney

Scallop

Pecten maximus

Diver Collected

Herring by Marc Dando

Herring

Clupea harengus

Drift Netting

Pacific oyster

Pacific oyster

Crassostrea gigas

Farmed

Pollack by Sarah McCartney

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Handlining

About Cornwall Good Seafood Guide

Cornwall’s fishing industry has never been so sustainable, and Cornish seafood is renowned for its quality and taste. This guide brings you all the information you need to choose high quality Cornish seafood, harvested with minimal impact on the marine environment. It has been developed using best available evidence and through partnership working with the fishing industry, processors and scientists to give comprehensive and clear advice on how and where to buy Good Cornish Seafood...

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What's New

Masterclass demystifies seafood sustainability

Cornwall Good Seafood Guide offer training that clarifies the complex subject of seafood sustainability

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Seafood Guide nets support and two awards!

Cornwall Good Seafood Guide has been recognised for its efforts to promote sustainable Cornish Seafood.

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Meet the Fisherman

Ben George

Ben George

Sennen Cove

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

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