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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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Merluccius merluccius

Method: Gill Netting



Pleuronectes platessa

Method: Demersal Trawl

Queen Scallops, Seafish

Queen Scallop

Mimachalmys varia

Method: Sail and Oar



Engraulis encrasticolus

Method: Ring Netting

Carrageenan seaweed


various species

Method: Farmed

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Meet the Fisherman

Bonnie Grace

James Roberts

Port: Newlyn

James fishes out at Mounts Bay using pots, gill nets and handlines. He has been around fishing, boats and harbours since he was 9 years old. He started full time when he left school and brought his first boat at 19.


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Alexander Schepin

Port: Newlyn

Introducting Alexander Schepin, who is a crew member from the Intuition TO40, one vessel of The Real Cornish Crab Company's potting fleet.  He uses baited pots to capture crabs and lobsters, a highly selective and sustainable fishing method.

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