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Looking for Sustainable Seafood?

Buy Cornish, with a clear conscience

Our 'where to buy' directory lists over 70 businesses who support our work and supply seafood recommended by Cornwall Good Seafood Guide.

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Recipe of the Month

Grilled mackerel with Cornish crab and chive potato salad

A lovely light lunch or starter using sustainable Cornish seafood. A simple but delicious recipe from Tom Hunter, head chef at The Scarlet.

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Fisherman of the Month

Alan Dwan

Fishing from the port of Newlyn Alan Dwan skippers the renowned hake netter the Ajax.

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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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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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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

Crab, Brown

Crab, Brown, Edible

Cancer pagurus

Potting

spider crab by Sarah McCartney

Spider Crab

Maja brachydactylus

Potting

Squid

Squid

Loligo vulgaris, Loligo forbesi

Handlining

Whiting by Marc Dando

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Handlining

Lobster

Lobster

Hommarus gammarus

Potting

Pacific oyster

Pacific oyster

Crassostrea gigas

Farmed

Haddock

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Demersal Trawl

Striped red mullet

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

Gill Netting

Red Gurnard by Sarah McCartney

Red Gurnard

Aspitrigla cuculus

Gill Netting

Dab by Marc Dando

Dab

Limanda limada

Demersal Trawl

Plaice

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

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

Prawn

Prawns

Palaemon serratus

Potting

Scallop by Sarah McCartney

Scallop

Pecten maximus

Diver Collected

Slipper Limpet

Slipper limpet

Crepidula fornicata

Sail and Oar

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

Eden Project joins in support of Good Seafood Guide

World Famous Eden Project joins Cornwall Good Seafood Guide supporters scheme

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Masterclass demystifies seafood sustainability

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

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Meet the Fisherman

Luke Marshall, Rock Shellfish

Luke Marshall

Porthilly Farm, Rock

Luke Marshall is a second generation shellfish farmer. From their base at Porthilly farm near Rock the Marshall family have been farming shellfish in the Camel estuary for over twenty years. Porthilly oysters and Rock Mussels are renowned for their quality and sustainablity and feature on menus across the county and further afeild.

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