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Tuna, albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Albacore are a moderate sized tuna that are primarily sold as fresh or frozen steaks and can also be used raw as sashimi.

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Sustainability range: from two to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — North Atlantic (FAO 21,27,31,34)
Stock area — North Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll
Capture area — North Atlantic (FAO 21,27,31,34)
Stock area — North Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — North Pacific (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — North Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll
Capture area — North Pacific (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — North Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — South Atlantic (FAO 41,47)
Stock area — South Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll
Capture area — South Atlantic (FAO 41,47)
Stock area — South Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — South Pacific (FAO 81,87,71,77)
Stock area — South Pacific
Stock detail — Certified fleets only
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll
Capture area — South Pacific (FAO 81,87,71,77)
Stock area — South Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North Atlantic (FAO 21,27,31,34)
Stock area — North Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North Atlantic (FAO 21,27,31,34)
Stock area — North Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North Pacific (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — North Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — South Atlantic (FAO 41,47)
Stock area — South Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — South Pacific (FAO 81,87,71,77)
Stock area — South Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline; Gill net; Purse Seine
Capture area — Mediterranean (FAO 37)
Stock area — Mediterranean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Tuna, Atlantic bluefin (Caught at sea)

Thunnus thynnus

Bluefin tunas are vulnerable, slow growing and long lived species that are heavily exploited across their range. The market value of individual fish regularly reaches tens of thousands of pounds with the record being over a million pounds Read more

Picture of Tuna, Atlantic bluefin (Caught at sea)
Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — East Atlantic & Mediterranean (FAO 27,37)
Stock area — East Atlantic & Mediterranean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Tuna, Atlantic bluefin (Farmed)

Thunnus thynnus

Bluefin tunas are vulnerable, slow growing and long lived species that are heavily exploited across their range. The market value of individual fish regularly reaches tens of thousands of pounds with the record being over a million pounds Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Mediterranean
Production method — Marine net pen, capture based aquaculture
Rating: five info
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Tuna, bigeye

Thunnus obesus

Bigeye tuna is a relatively large species of tuna, though not as large as bluefin, which is able to tolerate colder waters than the smaller tunas and is commonly found at greater depths. Bigeye is often sold as fresh or frozen steaks and Read more

Picture of Tuna, bigeye
Sustainability range: from three to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 34,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 34,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 34,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 34,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Tuna, Pacific bluefin

Thunnus orientalis

Bluefin tunas are vulnerable, slow growing and long lived species that are heavily exploited across their range. The market value of individual fish regularly reaches tens of thousands of pounds with the record being over a million pounds Read more

Picture of Tuna, Pacific bluefin
Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific Ocean (FAO 61,67,71,77,81,87)
Stock area — Pacific Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Tuna, skipjack

Euthynnus pelamis, Katsuwonus pelamis

Skipjack are a relatively small tuna (growing to a metre in length) and sometimes sold as 'bonito' though this is a different species of fish. Skipjack is primarily sold in cans.

Picture of Tuna, skipjack
Sustainability range: from one to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — The Republic of Maldives EEZ
Stock detail — Certified fleets only
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line; Troll
Capture area — Eastern Atlantic (FAO 27,34,47)
Stock area — East Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll; Pole & line
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Western Atlantic (FAO 41,31)
Stock area — West Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Atlantic (FAO 27,34,47)
Stock area — East Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Western Atlantic (FAO 41,31)
Stock area — West Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Atlantic (FAO 27,34,47)
Stock area — East Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Tuna, southern bluefin (Caught at sea)

Thunnus maccoyii

Bluefin tunas are vulnerable, slow growing and long lived species that are heavily exploited across their range. The market value of individual fish regularly reaches tens of thousands of pounds with the record being over a million pounds Read more

Picture of Tuna, southern bluefin (Caught at sea)
Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Worldwide (FAO All Areas)
Stock area — Southern Hemisphere
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Tuna, southern bluefin (Farmed)

Thunnus maccoyii

Bluefin tunas are vulnerable, slow growing and long lived species that are heavily exploited across their range. The market value of individual fish regularly reaches tens of thousands of pounds with the record being over a million pounds Read more

Picture of Tuna, southern bluefin (Farmed)
Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Mediterranean
Production method — Marine net pen, capture based aquaculture
Rating: five info
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Tuna, yellowfin

Thunnus albacares

A big bulky tuna, though not as large as bluefin, found in tropical or subtropical climates. The tail and some fins are yellow, the rest of the body a glistening dark blue, silvery on the underside. Yellowfin can be canned, sold as steaks Read more

Picture of Tuna, yellowfin
Sustainability range: from two to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line; Handline
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — Philippines, Indo, PNG
Stock detail — Philippines, Indo, PNG EEZs
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — Solomon Islands
Stock detail — Certified fleets only
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 34,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 34,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 34,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 34,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine tuna-dolphin association
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Handline
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — Maldives EEZ
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Suspended
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Ring net; Gill net
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — WCPO
Rating: five info
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Turbot (Caught at sea)

Psetta maxima

One of the most expensive fish - once a symbol of luxury and ostentation - turbot belongs to a small family of left-eyed flatfish (both eyes on the left of the body). It is mainly supplied to and sold by the restaurant trade. Turbot may Read more

Picture of Turbot (Caught at sea)
Sustainability range: from three to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea
Stock detail — IV
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hook & line
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea
Stock detail — IV
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 — North Sea
Stock detail — IV
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 — North Sea
Stock detail — IV
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea
Stock detail — IV
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Tangle 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 — Trammel 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 — Beam 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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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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Turbot (Farmed)

Psetta maxima

One of the most expensive fish - once a symbol of luxury and ostentation - turbot belongs to a small family of left-eyed flatfish (both eyes on the left of the body. It is mainly supplied to and sold by the restaurant trade. Turbot may be Read more

Picture of Turbot (Farmed)
Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Onshore open circuit system
Rating: two info
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Tusk

Brosme brosme

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

Sustainability rating: three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic
Stock detail — IV, VII-IX, IIIa, Vb, VIa, and XIIb
Rating: three info
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Whelk, whelks

Buccinum undatum

Whelks are large marine gastropods, or snails, with strong, whitish shells. They are long-lived and subject to increasing fishing pressure. Avoid eating immature whelks (below 77 mms in northern fisheries) and during their breeding season Read more

Picture of Whelk, whelks
Sustainability rating: four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Whitebait

Various inc. spratus spratus

Mature sprat is a more sustainable alternative to whitebait, so if you see whitebait on the menu, ask if it is pure sprat.

Picture of Whitebait
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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Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Whiting has a firm white flesh and is best used when very fresh. Sold whole and filleted, fresh or frozen. Also dried, salted and smoked. Whiting is a slender bodied, sandy, blue-green coloured fish with conspicuous white sides and belly, Read more

Picture of Whiting
Sustainability range: from two to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Seine net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southern Celtic Sea and English Channel
Stock detail — VIIb,c, e-k
Rating: two 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: two 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 — North Sea and Eastern Channel
Stock detail — IV & VIId
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 — Southern Celtic Sea and English Channel
Stock detail — VIIb,c, e-k
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 — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — IIIa
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 — West Scotland
Stock detail — VIa
Rating: five 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 — Irish Sea
Stock detail — VIIa
Rating: five 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 — Rockall
Stock detail — VIb
Rating: five info
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