Mullet, Grey, Thicklip

Chelon labrosus

Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Picture of Mullet, Grey, Thicklip

Sustainability rating four info

Sustainability overview

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Biology

Grey mullet belong to a large family, which comprises some 80 species of marine fish, known as Muglidae, and is a common inhabitant of marine coastal waters in Europe. The thick-lipped grey mullet is the commonest of three species which occur in northern European waters. They are slow-growing, long-lived and late-maturing fish. Maximum length 75 cm, weight 4.5 kg and a reported age of up to 25 years. Maturity occurs at about 9 years (42 cm) for males and 11 years (47 cm) for females. Only a proportion of the stock is believed to breed in any year. Thicklip mullet are thought to spawn on alternate years.

Stock information

Criterion score: 0.5 info

Stock Area

Cornwall

Stock information

Management

Criterion score: 0.75 info

Capture Information

Criterion score: 0.5 info

Alternatives

Based on method of production, fish type, and consumer rating: only fish rated 2 and below are included as an alternative in the list below. Click on a name to show the sustainable options available.

Basa, Tra, Catfish or Vietnamese River Cobbler
Bass, seabass (Farmed)
Bream, Gilthead (Farmed)
Cod, Atlantic Cod
Cod, Pacific Cod
Coley, Saithe
Haddock
Hake, Cape
Hake, European
Monkfish, Anglerfish
Pollock, Alaska, Walleye
Sturgeon (Farmed)
Tilapia