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FULL LIST OF RECOMMENDED SPECIES

May 2022

How we rate fish

Cornwall Good Seafood Guide rates sustainability using a scale of 1 to 5. With one being the best score a fishery can attain. 1, 2 and 3 are recommended by Cornwall Good Seafood Guide.

This list is all of the fish and capture method combinations that are currently recommended as sustainable.

To view a full list of ratings please visit www.cornwallgoodseafoodguide.org.uk

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  • SPECIES
  • FISHING METHOD
  • SCORE
  • AnchovyEngraulis encrasticolus
  • Ring Netting
  • 3
  • Bass, SeabassDicentrarchus labrax
  • Handlining
  • 3
  • Black SeabreamSpondyliosoma cantharus
  • Handlining
  • 3
  • BrillScophthalmus rhombus
  • Demersal Trawl
  • 3
  • Cornish King Crab, Spider CrabMaja brachydactyla
  • Potting
  • 3
  • Cornish SardineSardinus pilchardus
  • Ring Netting
  • 2
  • Cornish Sole, Megrim Lepidirhombus whiffogonia
  • Beam Trawling
    Demersal Trawl
  • 3
    2
  • Crab, Brown, EdibleCancer pagurus
  • Potting
    Gill Netting
    Potting
  • 3
    3
    3
  • DabLimanda limada
  • Demersal Trawl
  • 3
  • Gilthead breamSparus auratus
  • Handlining
  • 3
  • HaddockMelanogrammus aeglefinus
  • Gill Netting
    Beam Trawling
    Demersal Trawl
  • 3
    3
    3
  • HakeMerluccius merluccius
  • Gill Netting
    Demersal Trawl
  • 1
    2
  • LingMolva molva
  • Longlining
    Demersal Trawl
  • 3
    3
  • LobsterHommarus gammarus
  • Potting
  • 3
  • Mackerel Scomber scombrus
  • Handlining
    Gill Netting
    Ring Netting
  • 1
    3
    2
  • Monkfish, black belliedLophius budegassa
  • Demersal Trawl
  • 3
  • Monkfish, whiteLophius piscatorius
  • Beam Trawling
    Demersal Trawl
    Gill Netting
  • 3
    2
    3
  • MusselsMytilus edulis
  • Hand Collection
    Farmed
  • 2
    1
  • Native OysterOstrea edulis
  • Sail and Oar
  • 2
  • Pacific oysterMagallana gigas
  • Farmed
    Hand Collection
  • 1
    1
  • PlaicePleuronectes platessa
  • Demersal Trawl
    Beam Trawling
    Gill Netting
    Gill Netting
    Demersal Trawl
    Beam Trawling
  • 3
    3
    3
    3
    2
    3
  • PollackPollachius pollachius
  • Demersal Trawl
    Handlining
  • 3
    3
  • PrawnsPalaemon serratus
  • Potting
  • 3
  • Queen ScallopMimachalmys varia
  • Sail and Oar
  • 3
  • Red GurnardAspitrigla cuculus
  • Demersal Trawl
  • 3
  • Red mulletMullus surmuletus
  • Gill Netting
    Demersal Trawl
  • 3
    3
  • Sand SolePegusa lascaris
  • Demersal Trawl
  • 3
  • ScallopPecten maximus
  • Diver Collected
  • 3
  • Seaweed various species
  • Hand Collection
  • 2
  • Slipper limpetCrepidula fornicata
  • Sail and Oar
  • 2
  • Sole, Dover sole Solea solea
  • Beam Trawling
    Demersal Trawl
    Demersal Trawl
    Beam Trawling
    Gill Netting
  • 2
    2
    2
    2
    2
  • Velvet crabNecora puber
  • Potting
  • 3

Cornwall Good Seafood Guide is a project of Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Cornwall Good Seafood Guide seafood ratings are underpinned and recognised by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Good Fish Guide. The first UK consumer guide to sustainable seafood. For more information visit www.fishonline.org.

Cornwall Good Seafood Guide is funded by, EU fisheries fund and MMO, Dewsign and our business supporters.

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 www.fishonline.org

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