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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

Dab by Marc Dando


Limanda limada

Method: Demersal Trawl

Spurdog by Marc Dando


Squalus acanthias

Method: Demersal Trawl

Queen Scallops, Seafish

Queen Scallop

Mimachalmys varia

Method: Sail and Oar

Red Gurnard by Sarah McCartney

Red Gurnard

Aspitrigla cuculus

Method: Demersal Trawl

Brill by Marc Dando


Scophthalmus rhombus

Method: Demersal Trawl

Small eyed ray by Marc Dando

Small eyed ray

Raja microocellata

Method: Demersal Trawl

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Meet the Fishers

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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Christopher Key

Christopher Key

Port: Boscastle

Chris and his crewman Scott fish out of Boscastle during the summer months mainly working about 50 pots. They also line for mackerel and bass and from time to time undertake some gill netting and long lining. 


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