Good Fish Guide

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Abalone

Haliotis discus hannai; Haliotis tuberculata

Abalone (called ormer in France and elsewhere) are molluscs, belonging to a group of animals known as gastropods (the same group as whelks). Abalone can be farmed on land in aquaculture systems that are enclosed, referred to as Read more

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Sustainability rating: one info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — France
Production method — Open water crates
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Ireland
Production method — Recirculating system
Rating: one info
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Alfonsino

Beryx spp.

Deepsea fish are biologically highly vulnerable to over-exploitation and have a low resilience to fishing. There is currently very little data on the deep sea ecosystem and fish stocks, thus it is almost impossible to manage deepsea Read more

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Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Deep sea trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North East Atlantic
Stock detail
Rating: two info
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Anchovy, anchovies

Engraulis encrasicolus

As an oily fish, their strong flavour is used to add a kick to many dishes and sauces, including Worcestershire Sauce, and they are widely used in Mediterranean cooking. Anchovy fillets are generally packed in oil or salt and sold in jars Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse Seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Atlantic Iberian Waters
Stock detail — IXa
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — VIII
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse Seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — VIII
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Ring net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse Seine
Capture area — Mediterranean and Black Sea (FAO 37)
Stock area — Turkey
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse Seine
Capture area — Eastern Central Atlantic (FAO 34)
Stock area — Northwest Africa
Stock detail — Morocco and Mauritiania
Rating: three info
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Arctic char

Salvelinus alpinus

A member of the Salmonidae family (as are salmon and trout), Arctic char (or charr) are both a freshwater and marine fish. They are native to the cold water of the Arctic and sub-arctic, occupying coastal waters and lakes. It is also a Read more

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Sustainability rating: one info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — UK
Production method — Land based flow through and recirculating systems.
Rating: one info
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Basa, Tra, Catfish or Vietnamese River Cobbler

Pangasius bocourti & Pangasius hypophthalmus

The group of freshwater fish known as catfish are captured from the wild or farmed for food and displayed in public aquaria dependant on the species. This farmed species natural habitat is medium to large rivers in Asian countries such as Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to three info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Vietnam
Production method — Open net pens, GlobalGAP certification
Certification — GlobalGap
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — ASC certified
Certification — ASC
Rating: two info
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Bass, seabass (Caught at sea)

Dicentrarchus labrax

Seabass are thick-set fish with silvery-scales and a rapid swimming predator, prized by anglers and chefs alike. Can be roasted, grilled, baked or barbecued, also be steamed or poached. Good with rosemary, garlic or lemon.

Picture of Bass, seabass (Caught at sea)
Sustainability range: from four to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill net,Fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Central and South North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea
Stock detail — IVb and c, VIIa, and VIId-h
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Central and South North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea
Stock detail — IVb and c, VIIa, and VIId-h
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Handline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Central and South North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea
Stock detail — IVb and c, VIIa, and VIId-h
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill net,Fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Handline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West of Scotland, West of Ireland and Eastern part of Southwest of Ireland
Stock detail — VIa, VIIb and VII
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Bay of Biscay North and Central
Stock detail — VIIIa,b
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Bay of Biscay South, Atlantic Iberian Waters
Stock detail — VIIIc and IXa
Rating: four info
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Bass, seabass (Farmed)

Dicentrarchus labrax

Can be roasted, grilled, baked or barbecued, also be steamed or poached. Good with rosemary, garlic or lemon. Seabass are thick-set fish with silvery-scales and a rapid swimming predator, prized by anglers and chefs alike.

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Sustainability range: from one to four info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pens
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pens, GlobalGAP certified
Certification — GlobalGap
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Recirculating system
Rating: one info
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Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Deepsea fish are biologically highly vulnerable to over-exploitation and have a low resilience to fishing. There is currently very little data on the deep sea ecosystem and fish stocks, thus it is almost impossible to manage deepsea Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Bream, Black or porgy or seabream

Spondyliosoma cantharus

Seabream are a group of compact, medium-sized fishes known as Sparidae. Their firm white meat is similar in taste and texture to bass and is ideal for grilling, steaming, baking and pan-frying whole. Black bream or porgy are commonly Read more

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Sustainability range: from three to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Rod & line
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill net,Fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill net,Fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Rod & line
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: four info
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Bream, Gilthead (Caught at sea)

Sparus auratus

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Sustainability rating: four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill net,Fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Handline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: four info
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Bream, Gilthead (Farmed)

Sparus auratus

Seabream are a group of compact, medium-sized fishes known as Sparidae. Their firm white meat is similar in taste and texture to bass and is ideal for grilling, steaming, baking and pan-frying whole. The black bream or porgy and the red Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to four info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pens
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pens, organic certification
Certification — Organic
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pens, GlobalGAP certified
Certification — GlobalGap
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Recirculating system
Rating: one info
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Bream, Red seabream, Blackspot seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Deepsea fish are biologically highly vulnerable to over-exploitation and have a low resilience to fishing. There is currently very little data on the deep sea ecosystem and fish stocks, thus it is almost impossible to manage deepsea Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Deep sea trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Bay of Biscay, Celtic Seas and English Channel
Stock detail — VI, VII and VIII
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hook & line
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Bay of Biscay, Celtic Seas and English Channel
Stock detail — VI, VII and VIII
Rating: five info
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Bream, Threadfin, Ornate threadfin bream

Nemipterus hexodon

Threadfin bream is one of the most commercially important species in the Gulf of Thailand. Fishing effort on this species in this area is too high.

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Sustainability rating: four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — Western Central Pacific (FAO 71)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Brill

Scophthalmus rhombus

Sold as whole steaks and fillets and is sometimes used as an alternative to turbot. It is similar to turbot but has slightly smaller flakes and a sweeter taste. Brill belongs to a small family of left-eyed flatfish. It grows relatively Read more

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Sustainability range: from three to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat and English Channel
Stock detail — IV, IIIa and VIId
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill net,Fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Skagerrak, Kattegat and English Channel
Stock detail — IV, IIIa and VIId
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill net,Fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: three info
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Clam, Manila (Farmed)

Ruditapes philippinarium

Clams are versatile shellfish which you should only eat if they are from farmed sources (e.g. Manila or American hardshell clams) or harvested from the wild (e.g. carpet or razor clams) using sustainable manual methods such as hand Read more

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Sustainability rating: one info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — UK
Production method — All
Rating: one info
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