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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

Sand Sole

Sand Sole

Pegusa lascaris

Method: Demersal Trawl

black seabream by Marc Dando

Black Seabream

Spondyliosoma cantharus

Method: Hook and line

Cuckoo Ray

Leucoraja naevus

Method: Beam Trawling

Velvet crab by Sarah McCartney

Velvet crab

Necora puber

Method: Potting

mackerel by Sarah McCartney


Scomber scombrus

Method: Hook and line



Pleuronectes platessa

Method: Demersal Trawl

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Where to buy

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Meet the Fishers

Joe Emmett

Joe Emmett

Port: Newquay

Joe Emmett fishes sustainably using pots to catch brown crab, spider crab and lobster, and handlines for mackerel and pollack from the North Cornish port of Newquay.

You can see what is being caught and order on Instagram or contact via 07970378680. 


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Jake Gilbert

Port: Newquay

Jake has been running Serene for the last 8 years and fishes sustainabily by potting for crabs and lobsters out of Newquay harbour.

If you would like to contact Jake please use 07531429541.



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