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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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Velvet crab by Sarah McCartney

Velvet crab

Necora puber

Method: Potting

Brill by Marc Dando

Brill

Scophthalmus rhombus

Method: Demersal Trawl

gilthead bream

Gilthead bream

Sparus auratus

Method: Handlining

Dab by Marc Dando

Dab

Limanda limada

Method: Demersal Trawl

Plaice

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Method: Demersal Trawl

Scallop by Sarah McCartney

Scallop

Pecten maximus

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Meet the Fisherman

Luke Marshall, Rock Shellfish

Luke Marshall

Port: Porthilly Farm, Rock

Luke Marshall is a second generation shellfish farmer. From their base at Porthilly farm near Rock the Marshall family have been farming shellfish in the Camel estuary for over twenty years. Porthilly oysters and Rock Mussels are renowned for their quality and sustainablity and feature on menus across the county and further afeild.

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Chris Blamey

Chris Blamey

Port: Mevagissey

Chris Blamey fishes from the harbour of Mevagissey aboard the wooden multipurpose fishing vessel Galwad Y Mor. Between July and January he fishes for Cornish Sardines, using a ring net. For the rest of the year he targets Pollack using wreck nets and travels much further afield. 

 

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