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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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Squid

Squid

Loligo vulgaris, Loligo forbesi

Method: Demersal Trawl

bass

Bass, Seabass

Dicentrarchus labrax

Method: Handlining

Pollack by Sarah McCartney

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Method: Demersal Trawl

Striped red mullet

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

Method: Gill Netting

gilthead bream

Gilthead bream

Sparus auratus

Method: Handlining

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Meet the Fisherman

Jake Gilbert

Port: Newquay

Jake has been running Serene for the last 8 years and fishes sustainabily by potting for crabs and lobsters out of Newquay harbour.

 

 

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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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