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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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black seabream by Marc Dando

Black Seabream

Spondyliosoma cantharus

Method: Handlining

Queen Scallops, Seafish

Queen Scallop

Mimachalmys varia

Method: Sail and Oar

mackerel by Sarah McCartney


Scomber scombrus

Method: Handlining

Pacific oyster

Pacific oyster

Magallana gigas

Method: Farmed



Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Method: Gill Netting

Striped red mullet

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

Method: Gill Netting

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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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Danny and Tommy Phillips

Danny and Tommy Phillips

Port: Cadgwith

Danny Phillips and his son Tommy fish from their boat “Scorpio” out of the rocky Cadgwith Cove. They target shellfish and bottom-dwelling fish using pots and tangle nets in the life-rich waters off the Lizard Point. In the winter they switch to using smaller gill nets to catch red mullet. 
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