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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



Palaemon serratus

Method: Potting

Queen Scallops, Seafish

Queen Scallop

Mimachalmys varia

Method: Sail and Oar



Molva molva

Method: Longlining

gilthead bream

Gilthead bream

Sparus auratus

Method: Handlining

Scallop by Sarah McCartney


Pecten maximus

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Meet the Fisherman

David Warwick

David Warwick

Port: Mevagissey

Dave fishes from the Port of Mevagissey. His boat the Valhalla is 12m long, and he fishes for a wide range of species using a demersal trawl with large mesh to reduce bycatch of small fish. 

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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.  Chis is also a registered fish merchant supplying a wide range of purified local sustainable shellfish.

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