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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

Red Gurnard by Sarah McCartney

Red Gurnard

Aspitrigla cuculus

Method: Demersal Trawl

Cornish Sardine by Sarah McCartney

Cornish Sardine

Sardinus pilchardus

Method: Ring Netting

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

Sepia officinalis

Method: Potting

Prawn

Prawns

Palaemon serratus

Method: Potting

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Meet the Fisherman

David Stevens, Crystal Sea

David Stevens

Port: Newlyn

David Stevens is skipper of the modern 20m trawler the Crystal sea. He fishes using a twin rig demersal trawl and has made numerous adaptations to the gear to improve its sustainability by reducing unwanted by catch. 

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Danny Gilbert

Danny Gilbert

Port: Newquay

Danny Gilbert is a young Newquay fisherman who uses the sustainable method of potting to catch crab, lobster and spider crab. 

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News

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

Ratings changes 2018 summarised

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