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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.

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bass

Bass, Seabass

Dicentrarchus labrax

Method: Handlining

Pollack by Sarah McCartney

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Method: Demersal Trawl

Hake by Sarah McCartney

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Method: Gill Netting

White Monkfish

Monkfish, white

Lophius piscatorius

Method: Gill Netting

Striped red mullet

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

Method: Gill Netting

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Meet the Fisherman

Chris Blamey

Chris Blamey

Port: Mevagissey

Chris Blamey fishes from the harbour of Mevagissey aboard the wooden multipurpose fishing vessel Galwad Y Mor. Between July and January he fishes for Cornish Sardines, using a ring net. For the rest of the year he targets Pollack using wreck nets and travels much further afield. 

 

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Chris Ranger

Chris Ranger

Port: Mylor

Chris Ranger fishes for native oysters and queen scallops aboard his traditional oyster working boat the Alf Smythers. Fishing using oyster dredges the traditional way under sail and oar.  Chris is also a registered fish merchant supplying a wide range of purified local sustainable shellfish.

 
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