Full List of Recommended Species

Here is a full list of Species currently recommended by Cornwall Good Seafood Guide with their scores, updated October 2017

Please note that some species have seasonal recccomendations, refer to each fish page to find out details. 


Species

Fishing method

Score

Anchovy

Ring net

3

Bib Demersal Trawl 3
Bib Gill Net 3
Black Seabream Rod and line          3

Brill

Gill or fixed net

3

Brill

Demersal otter trawl

3

Brown Crab

Pot

2

Brown Crab

Pot (inside Cornwall’s 6 mile limit)

2

Brown Crab

Gill net (inside Cornwall’s 6 mile limit)

2

Brown Crab

Beam trawl (by catch)

3

Brown Crab

Gill net

3

Dab

Demersal trawl

3

Gurnard, Red

Set gill net

3

Gurnard, Red

Demersal otter trawl

3

Haddock Demersal Otter Trawl 3
Haddock Gill or Fixed Net 3

Hake

Gill or fixed net

1

Hake

Demersal otter trawl

2

Lobster

Pot inshore (within 6 mile Cornwall)

2

Lobster

Gill net

3

Lobster

Pot

3

Mackerel Line caught          2

Megrim

Demersal otter trawl

3

Mussel

Farmed

1

Oyster, Pacific

Farmed

1

Oyster, Native

Sail and oar

2

Plaice Gill net         2
Plaice Dermersal Trawl         2
Plaice Beam Trawl         3
Prawns Pot          3

Pollack

Handline

3

Razor Clams

Hand Collected

3

Queen Scallop Sail and Oar          2 

Red mullet

Set gill net

3

Red mullet

Demersal otter trawl

3

Sardine

Ring net

2

Sardine

Drift net

2

Scallop Diver Collected          3

Slipper limpet

Sail and oar

2

Sole, Dover sole

Beam trawl  -area VIIe (south Coast)

2

Sole, Dover sole

Gill or fixed net - area VIIe

2

Sole, Dover sole

Demersal otter trawl - area VIIe

3

Spider Crab

Pot

3

Squid

Demersal otter trawl

3

Squid

Jig/handline

3

Velvet crab

Pot caught

3

Whiting

Beam Trawl

2

Whiting

Demersal otter trawl                

2