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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, Seabass

Dicentrarchus labrax

Method: Handlining

Velvet crab by Sarah McCartney

Velvet crab

Necora puber

Method: Potting



Pleuronectes platessa

Method: Gill Netting

Hake by Sarah McCartney


Merluccius merluccius

Method: Gill Netting

spider crab by Sarah McCartney

Spider Crab

Maja brachydactyla

Method: Potting

Crab, Brown

Crab, Brown, Edible

Cancer pagurus

Method: Potting

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Meet the Fisherman

Tim Vinnicombe

Tim Vinnicombe

Port: Mylor

Tim Vinnicombe has been fishing under sail and oar for oysters since he was 16 years old. Its a traditional fishery that has preseved this tough but satisfying way of life, as well as the stocks of oysters in the Fal.  

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Ben Lowe

Ben Lowe

Port: Newquay

Ben Lowe is a teenage fisherman who goes out to sea onboard his eight-metre catamaran Atlantic Voyager. He supplies line-caught fish and pot-caught crab and lobster. 

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