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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

Queen Scallops, Seafish

Queen Scallop

Mimachalmys varia

Method: Sail and Oar

Hake by Sarah McCartney

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Method: Gill Netting

Plaice

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Method: Beam Trawling

spider crab by Sarah McCartney

Spider Crab

Maja brachydactylus

Method: Potting

Prawn

Prawns

Palaemon serratus

Method: Potting

Anchovy

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasticolus

Method: Ring Netting

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Meet the Fisherman

Joe Emmett

Joe Emmett

Port: Newquay

Joe Emmett fishes sustainably using pots to catch brown crab, spider crab and lobster, and handlines for mackerel and pollack from the North Cornish port of Newquay.

 

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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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News

Summer scores review consultation open now

Incredible biodiversity on Fal oyster fishery, notes from a day out on the Fal Oyster Survey 2019

Rare Seahorse found in Fal fishery, proof that sustainable oyster fishing has a bright future

Fish and Tips, November 2018 newsletter

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