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Winter ratings consultation open

Posted on: 14th February 2023

Winter ratings consultation open
Our routine winter ratings update for Cornwall Good Seafood Guide along with ratings for the MCS Good Fish guide, based on the most recent available scientific advice and management information, is now live for consultation. If you have an interest in our ratings and have technical insight and information that could contribute to the comprehensiveness and quality of these assessments, we welcome your input before 5pm on Friday 3rd March 2023.  
To comment, please download the Good Fish Guide Ratings Review Feb 2023, complete the indicated feedback column for ratings of interest, and return your completed sheets to this address ( along with any supporting information.  Cornwall specific ratings are on a separate tab on the spreadsheet and are labeled; Cornwall Wildlife Trust Ratings.  
We recommend reviewing the Notes sheet, which provides an overview of the methodology and scoring. Please refer to our ratings methodologies in responses.  
Notable proposed changes are a downgrading of ratings for brown crab due to need for better managment and CIFCA data showing reduced landings per unit effort in both pot and net fishing for brown crab across the district. 
Also notable are an improved ratings for spurdog, cuckoo ray, smalleyed ray and thornback rays.
To see the full list of proposed changes follow this link

Cornwall Good Seafood Guide is underpinned by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Fish Guide. The first UK consumer guide to sustainable seafood. For more information visit

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