Good Fish Guide

Your guide to sustainable seafood


You can play a key role in securing the future of our seas and marine wildlife by making more environmentally responsible choices when buying seafood.

Our seas face a wide range of threats. Climate change, pollution, habitat and biodiversity loss are all impacting our seas; plus 90% of global fish stocks are either fully or over-exploited. All these factors combined mean that urgent action is needed to restore the health of our seas. Fish farming (aquaculture) is rapidly expanding to meet increasing demand for seafood, but if this is done badly it can also damage the environment and exacerbate these other problems.

Use the Good Fish Guide to find out which fish are the most sustainable (Green rated), and which are the least sustainable (Red rated). Make the right choice and reduce your impact – every purchase matters! Find out more about our seafood work, including how we develop our seafood ratings, plus sustainable seafood recipes and more.

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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 — Ireland
Production method — Recirculating system
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — France
Production method — Open water crate
Rating: one 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 — 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 — Central Eastern Atlantic (FAO 34)
Stock area — Northwest Africa
Stock detail — Morocco and Mauritiania
Rating: three info
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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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Anchovy, Peruvian, anchovies

Engraulis ringens

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 four to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine
Capture area — South East Pacific (FAO 87)
Stock area — Peru
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine
Capture area — South East Pacific (FAO 87)
Stock area — Chile
Stock detail — Chile - Small Pelagic Fishery Regions V - X
Rating: five 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 four info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Ponds
Certification

ASC certified


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Vietnam
Production method — Ponds
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Vietnam
Production method — Ponds
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Vietnam
Production method — Ponds
Rating: four 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.

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Sustainability range: from four to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West of Scotland, West of Ireland and eastern part of Southwest of Ireland
Stock detail — 6.a, 7.b, and 7.j
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 — 8.a+b
Rating: four 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 South, Atlantic Iberian Waters
Stock detail — 8.c and 9.a
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 — 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 — Seine 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 — Gill or 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 — 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 — Demersal otter 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 — Demersal otter 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 — Gill or 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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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 — Recirculating system
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen
Certification

GlobalGap certified


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen
Rating: four 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 found Read more

Picture of Bream, Black or porgy or seabream
Sustainability range: from three to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Rod & line
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — English Channel
Stock detail — Sussex IFCA district
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Rod & line
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — English Channel
Stock detail — All areas except Sussex IFCA district
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 — English Channel
Stock detail — Sussex IFCA district
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 — English Channel
Stock detail — Sussex IFCA district
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — English Channel
Stock detail — Sussex IFCA district
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: 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 — English Channel
Stock detail — All areas except Sussex IFCA district
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 — English Channel
Stock detail — All areas except Sussex IFCA district
Rating: five 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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: five 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 — English Channel
Stock detail — All areas except Sussex IFCA district
Rating: five info
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Bream, Gilthead (Caught at sea)

Sparus auratus

Picture of Bream, Gilthead (Caught at sea)
Sustainability range: from four to five info
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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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or 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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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 or Read more

Picture of Bream, Gilthead (Farmed)
Sustainability range: from one to four info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Recirculating system
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen
Certification

Organic certification


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen
Certification

GlobalGap certified


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen
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 and Kattegat, English Channel
Stock detail — 4, 3.a and 7.d-e
Rating: three 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, Skagerrak and Kattegat, English Channel
Stock detail — 4, 3.a and 7.d-e
Rating: three 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 — 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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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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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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Clam, Manila, Japanese carpet shell (Caught at sea)

Tapes philippinarum, Venerupis philippinarum, 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

Picture of Clam, Manila, Japanese carpet shell (Caught at sea)
Sustainability rating: rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Manual harvesting
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: rating under review info
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Clam, Razor, clams

Ensis spp.

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

Picture of Clam, Razor, clams
Sustainability range: from three to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hand-gathering
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Scotland
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hand-gathering
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — North West IFCA district only
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Manual harvesting
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Wales
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hand-gathering
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 — Electrical fishing
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — North West IFCA district only
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Electrical fishing
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Scotland
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Dredge
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — North West IFCA district only
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Dredge
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Scotland
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Cockle, cockles

Cerastoderma edule

Best boiled then seasoned with malt vinegar and pepper, they are often pickled but also sold in a sealed packet to eat on the go. A traditional Welsh breakfast is cockles fried with bacon and served with laver bread. Cockles have Read more

Sustainability range: from three to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hand-gathering
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — Eastern IFCA district only
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Suction dredge
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — Kent & Essex IFCA district (within the TECFO area only)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Suction dredge
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — Kent & Essex IFCA district (outside the TECFO area)
Rating: five info
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Cod, Atlantic Cod

Gadus morhua

The most popular cuts are steaks and fillets which can be poached, grilled or baked. It's easy and quick to cook and is traditionally served with parsley sauce and lemon wedges and of course, chips. Cod roe and milt or sperm is also eaten. Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Iceland
Stock detail — Va
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one 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 — Iceland
Stock detail — Va
Rating: one 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 — Iceland
Stock detail — Va
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one 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 — Northeast Arctic (Barents and Norwegian Sea)
Stock detail — I & II
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 — Northeast Arctic (Barents and Norwegian Sea)
Stock detail — I & II
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Poundnet
Capture area — North West Atlantic (FAO 21)
Stock area — West Greenland
Stock detail — NAFO Sub area 1
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 — Faroes grounds
Stock detail — V
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


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 — Kattegat
Stock detail — IIIa
Rating: three 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 — Kattegat
Stock detail — IIIa
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Jig
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Faroe Plateau
Stock detail — Vb I
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Seine net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Kattegat
Stock detail — IIIa
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 — North Sea, eastern English Channel, Skagerrak
Stock detail — 4, 7.d, and Subdivision 20
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — Baltic Sea (FAO 27)
Stock area — Baltic East
Stock detail — Subdivisions 24-32
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 — Faroe Plateau
Stock detail — Vb I
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Jig
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Faroe Bank
Stock detail — Vb 2
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Faroe Plateau
Stock detail — Vb I
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, eastern English Channel, Skagerrak
Stock detail — 4, 7.d, and Subdivision 20
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, eastern English Channel, Skagerrak
Stock detail — 4, 7.d, and Subdivision 20
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 — Irish Sea
Stock detail — VIIa
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gillnet; handline; longline; bottom trawl
Capture area — North West Atlantic (FAO 21)
Stock area — Canadian EEZ & NAFO Area
Stock detail — NAFO Sub areas 2J3KL
Certification

FIP Stage 5. More info available here


Rating: four to 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 — Demersal otter 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 — Gill or 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 — Beam 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 — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — Baltic Sea (FAO 27)
Stock area — Baltic West
Stock detail — Subdivisions 22-24
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Western English Channel and southern Celtic Seas
Stock detail — 7. e-k
Rating: five 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 — Western English Channel and southern Celtic Seas
Stock detail — 7. e-k
Rating: five 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 — Norwegian Coast
Stock detail — I & II
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 — Vb I
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 — West of Scotland
Stock detail — 6.a
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 — Western English Channel and southern Celtic Seas
Stock detail — 7. e-k
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — Baltic Sea (FAO 27)
Stock area — Baltic West
Stock detail — Subdivisions 22-24
Rating: five info
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Cod, Pacific Cod

Gadus macrocephalus

A member of the cod family it is a moderately fast growing, short-lived species compared to other American bottom-dwelling fish. The Pacific cod fishery is reported to be well-managed with healthy stocks. Two Pacific cod fisheries in the Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Gulf of Alaska
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Gulf of Alaska
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Bering Sea
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Bering Sea
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Jig
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Bering Sea
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Bering Sea
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Russia
Stock detail — West Bering Sea; East Kamchatka & Karaginsky subzones
Certification

FIP Stage 4


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Aleutian Islands
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Russia
Stock detail — West Bering Sea; East Kamchatka & Karaginsky subzones
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Japan
Stock detail — North Pacific (Tohoku)
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Japan
Stock detail — Sea of Japan
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl; Longline
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Japan
Stock detail — Sea of Okhotsk
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Japan
Stock detail — South Hokkaido
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Japan
Stock detail — West Hokkaido
Rating: four info
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Coley, Saithe

Pollachius virens

Sometimes called coal fish, this used to be a favourite of the nation's cats before tinned pet food was developed. Now, however, top chefs and leading supermarkets have changed all that, making it a great alternative to cod. Before cooking Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Iceland
Stock detail — Va
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one 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 — Iceland
Stock detail — Va
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one 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, Skagerrak, West of Scotland and Rockall
Stock detail — IV, IIIa, VI
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one 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 — Faroes
Stock detail — Vb
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two 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 — Northeast Arctic
Stock detail — I and II
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


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 — Northeast Arctic
Stock detail — I and II
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Faroes
Stock detail — Vb
Rating: three info
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Crab, brown or edible

Cancer pagurus

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Sustainability range: from two to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Western Channel
Stock detail — VIIe
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Western Channel
Stock detail — Devon Inshore Potting Area
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIf,g
Rating: three 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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Scotland
Stock detail — Orkney
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea
Stock detail — VIIg
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Irish Sea
Stock detail — VIIa
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Wales
Stock detail — Pembrokeshire
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Eastern English Channel
Stock detail — VIId
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Central North Sea
Stock detail — IVb
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Scotland
Stock detail — Shetland
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: three 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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIf,g
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southern North Sea
Stock detail — IVc
Rating: four info
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Crab, spider

Maia squinado

As the name suggests this is a crab with very long legs! It is the largest crab found in British waters, with a shell width of up to 200 mm and a leg span of 500 mm or more. There's lots of brown meat inside the top shell, it's tasty but Read more

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Sustainability range: from three to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or trap
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — All areas except Devon & Severn and Southern IFCA districts
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
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 — Pot or trap
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — Devon & Severn and Southern IFCA districts
Rating: three 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 — UK
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 — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: four info
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Crab, Velvet swimming

Necora puber

The velvet swimming crab is the largest swimming crab in British coastal waters. It is named after its short hairs on its body. They are small, but tasty and popular in Spanish cuisine and have a sweet and delicate meat.

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Sustainability range: from three to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England, Wales and Isle of Man
Stock detail — All areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northern Ireland
Stock detail — All areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Scotland
Stock detail — All areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
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 — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Scotland
Stock detail — Shetland
Rating: four info
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Crawfish

Palinurus elephas

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Sustainability range: from four to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Dive caught
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 — Pot or creel
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 — Gill or 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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Crawfish, Red Swamp

Procambarus clarkii

A member of the Cambaridae family, the Red Swamp Crawfish is commonly found in warm, fresh water. The average lifespan is five years and in this time weights of over 50g and lengths of 5 to 12cm can be reached. It is an omnivorous Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to three info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — US Southern states
Production method — Extensive pond and rice paddy
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — China
Production method — Extensive pond and rice paddy
Rating: three info
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Cuttlefish

Sepia officinalis

Cuttlefish (family Sepiidae) belong to a specialised group of molluscs, known as cephalopods, which also includes octopus and squid. It is one of the most commercially important cephalopod species and is also used in aquaculture. A wide Read more

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Sustainability range: from three to four with at least one rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hook & line
Capture area — Indian Ocean, Western (FAO 51) and Pacific, Western Central (FAO 71)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hook & line
Capture area — Eastern Indian Ocean (FAO 57)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — Mediterranean (FAO 37)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hook & line
Capture area — Central Eastern Atlantic (FAO 34)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — English Channel
Stock detail — All areas (0-6 nm)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
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 — France
Stock detail — Channel
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: 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 — English Channel
Stock detail — All areas (outside 6 nm)
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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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — English Channel
Stock detail — All areas (outside 6 nm)
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 — France
Stock detail — Channel
Rating: four info
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Cuttlefish, Pharaoh

Sepia pharaonis

Cuttlefish (family Sepiidae) belong to a specialised group of molluscs, known as cephalopods, which also includes octopus and squid. A wide range of cuttlefish products are found including fresh,whole, fish and block-frozen baby Read more

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Sustainability rating: rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — Western Indian Ocean (FAO 51)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Dab

Limanda limanda

A versatile fish, dab can be grilled, baked or pan-fried whole, whilst fillets can be poached. Fresh dab tastes delicious and it looks a bit like plaice or flounder with both its eyes on the right side of its head.

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Sustainability range: from two to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Seine net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — IV, IIIa
Rating: two 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, Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — IV, IIIa
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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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — IV, IIIa
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: four info
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Devil fish, Giant Devil ray

Mobula mobular

Sharks and rays are found in all the worlds oceans, from the poles to the tropics to shallow water coral reefs to water over 3,000m deep. Sharks, skates and rays are fish but unlike bony fish (teleosts), they have a cartilaginous Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Mediterranean (FAO 37)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Dogfish, Lesser Spotted

Scyliorhinus canicula

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Sustainability rating: four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or 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 — 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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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat, eastern English Channel, West of Scotland, Irish Sea and southern Celtic Seas
Stock detail — 3a, 4, 7d
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, Skagerrak and Kattegat, eastern English Channel, West of Scotland, Irish Sea and southern Celtic Seas
Stock detail — 3a, 4, 7d
Rating: four info
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Eel, Conger

Conger conger

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Sustainability range: from four to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
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 — All applicable methods
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: five info
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Eel, European (Caught at sea)

Anguilla anguilla

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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 — 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 — All Areas
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Eel, European (Farmed)

Anguilla anguilla

Eels are exploited in all life stages and those that are fished do not have the chance to breed. European eel populations are at an all time low. Their status remains critical and urgent action is needed to recover the stock. Scientists Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Recirculating system
Rating: five info
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Flounder

Platichthys flesus

If your flounder fillets are not white when you buy them, they will become white when cooked - best done with wine and sauces to prevent it from drying out. Flounder fact: When a flounder is born it has an eye on each side of its head. Read more

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Sustainability rating: three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea
Stock detail — IIIa, 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 — IIIa, IV
Rating: three info
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Grouper

Epinephelus spp.

The combination of facts for grouper are that they are: largely overfished; assessed as vulnerable to highly vulnerable to overfishing; not managed; and often caught with fishing methods detrimental to their vulnerable reef habitat, makes Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Worldwide (FAO All Areas)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: five info
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Guitarfish

Rhinobatos rhinobatos

Sharks and rays are found in all the worlds oceans, from the poles to the tropics to shallow water coral reefs to water over 3,000m deep. The Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is unusual as it is able to enter fresh water river systems Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Mediterranean (FAO 37) and Eastern Atlantic (FAO 34)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Gurnard, Grey

Eutrigla gurnardus

Quite a bony fish and should be bought with fins and skin removed. It's not got a strong flavour and so is often used in soups or stock or stuffed. It's also a pretty ugly fish - but don't let that put you off! Gurnards belong to a family Read more

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Sustainability rating: three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Eastern English Channel and Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — IV, VIId, IIIa
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 — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland
Stock detail — VI, VIIa-c and e-k
Rating: three info
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Gurnard, Red

Aspitrigla cuculus

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Sustainability range: from three to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or 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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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic
Stock detail — Subareas 3-8
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: four info
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Gurnard, Yellow or Tub

Triglia or Chelidonichthys lucerna

Quite a bony fish and should be bought with fins and skin removed. It's not got a strong flavour and so is often used in soups or stock or stuffed. Gurnards belong to a family of fish known as 'sea robins'. There are three common varieties Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail — 1 to 9
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 — All Areas
Stock detail — 1 to 9
Rating: five info
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Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Smoked haddock is really popular, traditionally produced for generations in the smoke houses of Grimsby and Arbroath, but can also be eaten fresh, frozen or served with chips. It's low in fat and is a great source of protein. Easily Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to four info
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: one 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: 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 — Northeast Arctic
Stock detail — I & II
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Arctic
Stock detail — I & II
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


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, Skagerrak and West of Scotland
Stock detail — IV, IIIa and VIa
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Skagerrak and West of Scotland
Stock detail — IV, IIIa and VIa
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Seine net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Iceland
Stock detail — Va
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


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, Skagerrak and West of Scotland
Stock detail — IV, IIIa and VIa
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Irish Sea
Stock detail — VIIa
Rating: two 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, Skagerrak and West of Scotland
Stock detail — IV, IIIa and VIa
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 — Rockall
Stock detail — VIb
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Rockall
Stock detail — VIb
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: 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 — Northeast Arctic
Stock detail — I & II
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 — Iceland
Stock detail — Va
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Iceland
Stock detail — Va
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Faroes grounds
Stock detail — Vb
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 — Southern Celtic Seas and English Channel
Stock detail — VIIb-k
Rating: four info
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Hake, Cape

Merluccius capensis, Merluccius paradoxus

Hake has a mild flavour with a medium but firm textured meat and is best poached with lemon juice. The Hake family comprise 13 species but only one, the European hake, is found in waters close to home. Although closely related, it is Read more

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Sustainability rating: two with at least one rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — South East Atlantic (FAO 47)
Stock area — South Africa
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — South East Atlantic (FAO 47)
Stock area — South Africa
Stock detail — Inshore Fishery
Rating: two info
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Hake, European

Merluccius merluccius

Hake has a mild flavour with a medium but firm textured meat and is best poached with lemon juice. The Hake family comprise 13 species but only one, the European hake, is found in waters close to home. Although closely related, it is Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Bay of Biscay to Northern North Sea (Northern Stock)
Stock detail — IIIa, IV, VI, VII, VIIIa,b,d.
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one 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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Certification

MSC


Rating: one 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 — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Bay of Biscay to Northern North Sea (Northern Stock)
Stock detail — IIIa, IV, VI, VII, VIIIa,b,d.
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 — Bay of Biscay to Northern North Sea (Northern Stock)
Stock detail — IIIa, IV, VI, VII, VIIIa,b,d.
Rating: two info
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Halibut, Atlantic (Caught at sea)

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Atlantic halibut can grow up to 8ft long and 4ft wide and is the largest and longest lived of all flatfish. The species is heavily overfished and listed as an Endangered species so avoid eating. Levels of mercury can be very high in large Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail — 1 to 14
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 — Norway
Stock detail — Norway
Rating: five 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 — Norway
Stock detail — Norway
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Norway
Stock detail — Norway
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 — All Areas
Stock detail — 1 to 14
Rating: five info
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Halibut, Atlantic (Farmed)

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Halibut is mild, sweet tasting and really versatile - think about baking, poaching, frying, grilling or sauteing . But don't leave it hanging around, it'll dry out very quickly as it doesn't contain very much oil. Atlantic halibut, can Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to three info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — UK
Production method — Onshore open circuit system
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Norway
Production method — Open net pen
Rating: three info
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Halibut, Greenland

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Halibut is mild, sweet tasting and really versatile - think about baking, poaching, frying, grilling or sauteing . But don't leave it hanging around, it'll dry out very quickly as it doesn't contain very much oil. Atlantic halibut can grow Read more

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Sustainability range: from three to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Iceland, Faroes grounds, West of Scotland, North of Azores, East of Greenland
Stock detail — 5, 6, 12, and 14
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North West Atlantic (FAO 21)
Stock area — West Greenland
Stock detail — Upernavik, Uummannaq, Disco Bay (Inshore fishery)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North East Arctic (Barents and Norwegian Sea)
Stock detail — I and II
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 East Arctic (Barents and Norwegian Sea)
Stock detail — I and II
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 East Arctic (Barents and Norwegian Sea)
Stock detail — I and II
Rating: four info
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Halibut, Pacific

Hippoglossus stenolepis

Halibut is mild, sweet tasting and really versatile - think about baking, poaching, frying, grilling or sauteing . But don't leave it hanging around, it'll dry out very quickly as it doesn't contain very much oil. Atlantic halibut can grow Read more

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Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Canada
Stock detail — Canadian Pacific, British Columbia
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — USA
Stock detail — Alaska, Washington and Oregon.
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hook & line
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — USA
Stock detail — Alaska, Washington and Oregon.
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two info
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Herring or sild

Clupea harengus

You can pickle Herring as rollmops, smoke or cook them fresh. They are high in omega 3 which makes them really nutritious. Herring belongs to the same family of fish as sprat and pilchard and young herrings processed as sardine in Norway Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Skaggerak and Kattegat, Eastern English Channel
Stock detail — IV, IIIa, VIId (autumn spawners)
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Skaggerak and Kattegat, Eastern English Channel
Stock detail — IV, IIIa, VIId (autumn spawners)
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Drift net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Skaggerak and Kattegat, Eastern English Channel
Stock detail — IV, IIIa, VIId (autumn spawners)
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Irish Sea
Stock detail — 7.a North
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Norwegian (spring-spawning)
Stock detail — I, II and V
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


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 — Norwegian (spring-spawning)
Stock detail — I, II and V
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Iceland
Stock detail — 5.a
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 — Central Baltic Sea
Stock detail — 25-29 and 32 (excluding Gulf of Riga)
Rating: three 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: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Drift 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 — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Irish, Celtic Sea and southwest of Ireland
Stock detail — 7.a south and 7. j-k
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West of Scotland, West of Ireland
Stock detail — 6.a, 7.b-c
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 — Western Baltic
Stock detail — 20-24 and IIIa (Spring spawners)
Rating: five 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 — Western Baltic
Stock detail — 20-24 and IIIa (Spring spawners)
Rating: five info
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John Dory

Zeus faber

A white, boneless, meaty flesh that's firm, flavoursome and versatile. You can poach it, grill or saute it; and chefs love a John Dory because it's delicate, mild sweet flavour goes well with loads of ingredients - the bones from the head Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail — 1 to 9
Rating: five 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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: five 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: 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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: five 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 — All Areas
Stock detail — 1 to 9
Rating: five info
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Limpet, Slipper

Crepidula fornicata

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Sustainability rating: one info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Sail and oar
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: one info
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Ling

Molva molva

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Sustainability range: from three to four info
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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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or 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 — Longline
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 — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27) and Arctic Ocean (FAO 18)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic and Arctic Ocean
Stock detail — VI-IX, XII, and XIV, and in divisions III.a and IV.a
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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Lobster, American

Homarus americanus

The very large claws of unequal size, along with the abdomen, are full of tasty white meat. Can be bought fresh or frozen. There are many popular lobster recipes including Thermidor and Bisque or of course you can boil, steam or grill it. Read more

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Sustainability rating: rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North West Atlantic (FAO 21)
Stock area — USA
Stock detail — Southern New England
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North West Atlantic (FAO 21)
Stock area — Canada
Stock detail — EEZ
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North West Atlantic (FAO 21)
Stock area — USA
Stock detail — Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in the Gulf of Maine


Rating: rating under review info
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Lobster, European

Homarus gammarus

The very large claws of unequal size, along with the abdomen, are full of tasty white meat. Can be bought fresh or frozen. There are many popular lobster recipes including Thermidor and Bisque or of course you can boil, steam or grill it. Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Jersey
Stock detail — Granville Bay Treaty Area
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — Southwest
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h (0-6nm)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
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 — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — Southeast and South
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — East Anglia
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — Yorkshire Humber
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — Northumberland and Durham
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Scotland
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Wales
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 — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: four info
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Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi

Nephrops norvegicus

A slim, orangey lobster hugely popular in Spain and widely used in classic French cuisine. Scampi is the name for deep fried langoustine tails - deep fried in batter and breadcrumbs, served with chips peas and tartare sauce - though Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West Scotland (North Minch)
Stock detail — 6a (Management Area C, FU 11)
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 (Fladen Ground)
Stock detail — 4a (Management Area G: FU 7)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West Scotland (South Minch)
Stock detail — 6a (Management Area C, FU 12)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — 3a (FU 3 and 4)
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 (Firth of Forth)
Stock detail — 4b (Management Area I: FU 8)
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 — West Scotland (North Minch)
Stock detail — 6a (Management Area C, FU 11)
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 — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland
Stock detail — Irish Sea East (Management Area J, FU 14)
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 — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland
Stock detail — Labadie; Jones & Cockburn (Management Area M, FU 20;21)
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 — North Sea (Moray Firth)
Stock detail — 4a (Management Area F: FU 9)
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 — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland
Stock detail — Irish Coasts (FU 19)
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 — North Sea (Noup)
Stock detail — 4a (Management Area F: FU 10)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West Scotland (Clyde & Sound of Jura)
Stock detail — 6a (Management Area C, FU 13)
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 — 3a (FU 3 and 4)
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 — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland
Stock detail — Irish Sea West (Management Area J, FU 15)
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 — North Sea (Norwegian Deep)
Stock detail — 4a (FU 32)
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 — North Sea (Farn Deeps)
Stock detail — 4b (Management Area I: FU 6)
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 — North Sea (Off Horn Reef)
Stock detail — 4b (Management Area H: FU 33)
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 (Botney Gut to Silver Pit)
Stock detail — 4 b,c (Management Area H: FU 5)
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 (South Minch)
Stock detail — 6a (Management Area C, FU 12)
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 (Clyde & Sound of Jura)
Stock detail — 6a (Management Area C, FU 13)
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 — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland
Stock detail — Porcupine Bank (FU 16)
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 — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland
Stock detail — Aran Grounds (FU 17)
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 (Devil's Hole)
Stock detail — 4b (FU 34)
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 — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland
Stock detail — Celtic Sea, the Smalls (Management Area M, FU 22)
Rating: five info
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Lobster, squat

Galathea strigosa

The Marine Conservation Society Fishery Team is currently updating the consumer advice for this entry

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Sustainability rating: rating under review 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: rating under review info
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Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

When cooked the meat is really creamy and is full of omega-3 fatty acids. Mackerel is best eaten fresh and can be grilled, smoked or fried. It's rumoured to improve brain power so an ideal starter fish for the kids! A fast swimming silver Read more

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Sustainability rating: rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters
Stock detail — EU & Norway (MINSA)
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Currently suspended


Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters
Stock detail — EU & Norway (MINSA)
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Currently suspended


Rating: rating under review 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: rating under review 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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Handline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters
Stock detail — South West
Rating: rating under review info
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Marlin, blue

Makaira nigricans

Atlantic blue marlin has been overfished for many years and is still below safe levels. Best avoided for now.

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Atlantic Ocean (FAO 21,27,31,34,41 and 47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Meagre

Argyrosomus regius

Farmed meagre is emerging into the UK market. It is farmed in Mediterrean countries, mainly in Italy. Although it can be farmed in both land based systems and in open sea pens it is mainly farmed in the sea in open pens. As with most open Read more

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Sustainability rating: four info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen
Rating: four info
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Megrim

Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis

A common flatfish found in shelf seas throughout the northeast Atlantic. The best choice for this species is megrim otter trawled from the Northern North Sea and West of Scotland where the stock is assessed as healthy and as harvested Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northern North Sea and West of Scotland
Stock detail — 4.a and 6.a
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 — Rockall
Stock detail — VIb
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: 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 — West, Southwest Ireland, Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7.b-k, 8.a-b, and 8.d
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 — West, Southwest Ireland, Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7.b-k, 8.a-b, and 8.d
Rating: four info
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Monkfish, Anglerfish

Lophius piscatorius and Lophius budegassa

A fantastical-looking ugly fish with a very big mouth. Rests on the seabed until it snaps up prey attracted to a lure above its cavernous mouth. It doesn't have a strong fishy taste, and has been called 'poor man's lobster', but nowadays Read more

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Sustainability rating: three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, West of Scotland and Rockall, Kattegat and Skagerrak
Stock detail — 4, 6 and 3.a
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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: three 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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trammel net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southern Celtic Seas, Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7, 8.a-b and 8.d
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 Seas, Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7, 8.a-b and 8.d
Rating: three 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 — Southern Celtic Seas, Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7, 8.a-b and 8.d
Rating: three 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, West of Scotland and Rockall, Kattegat and Skagerrak
Stock detail — 4, 6 and 3.a
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 — Southern Celtic Seas, Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7, 8.a-b and 8.d
Rating: three info
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Mullet, Grey, Thicklip

Chelon labrosus

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Sustainability range: from four to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beach seine
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 — Ripping
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — Manacles Reef
Rating: five 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 — UK
Stock detail — English Channel, North Sea
Rating: five 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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: five info
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Mullet, Red, Striped red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

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Sustainability range: from three to five info
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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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or 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 — West of Scotland, Bay of Biscay, southern Celtic Seas, Atlantic Iberian Waters (Western Area)
Stock detail — 6 and 8, 7.a-c, 7.e-k and 9.a
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 — North Sea, Eastern English Channel and Skagerrak and Kattegat (Northern Area)
Stock detail — 4., 7.d and 3.a
Rating: five 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, Eastern English Channel and Skagerrak and Kattegat (Northern Area)
Stock detail — 4., 7.d and 3.a
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Danish seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Eastern English Channel and Skagerrak and Kattegat (Northern Area)
Stock detail — 4., 7.d and 3.a
Rating: five info
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Mussel, mussels (Caught at sea)

Mytilus edulis

These deep bluish purple two-shelled or bivalve molluscs are common on UK shores and shallow seabeds and are often viewed as a poor man's shellfish, as they are so cheap. The shell is longer than it is wide and wedge-shaped. The inside is Read more

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Sustainability rating: rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hand-gathering
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Dredge
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hydraulic elevator
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: rating under review info
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Mussel, mussels (Farmed)

Mytilus edulis

Best steamed with garlic, butter, lemon juice, white wine or other sauces. If cooked well they taste like the ocean with a hint of mushroom. The whole thing is eaten, apart from the shell and they can be eaten raw. Found in number on UK Read more

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Sustainability rating: one info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — UK
Production method — Suspension culture
Rating: one info
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Nursehound, Bull Huss, Greater Spotted Dogfish

Scyliorhinus stellaris

Sharks and rays are found in all the worlds oceans, from the poles to the tropics to shallow water coral reefs to water over 3,000 m deep. The Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is unusual as it is able to enter fresh water river systems Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea and English Channel
Stock detail — 6 and 7
Rating: five 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 — Celtic Sea and English Channel
Stock detail — 6 and 7
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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
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 — Celtic Sea and English Channel
Stock detail — 6 and 7
Rating: five info
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Octopus, Common

Octopus vulgaris

Little information is available on the stock status of octopus as they are not subject to stock assessment or quota controls by ICES or the European Commission. The general biological characteristics of octopus - short life span, Read more

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Sustainability rating: four with at least one rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review 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 — All areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review 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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Octopus, Lesser

Eledone cirrhosa

Little information is available on stock status as the species is not subject to stock assessment or quota controls. No minimum landing size is specified for the lesser octopus in European waters (a minimum landing weight of 750g is Read more

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Sustainability rating: four with at least one rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review 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 — All areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review 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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Oyster, Native, oysters (Caught at sea)

Ostrea edulis

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Sustainability range: from one to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Sail and oar
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Dredge
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hand-gathering
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Oyster, Native, oysters (Farmed)

Ostrea edulis

A great choice for special occasions, or a regular treat! Often eaten raw, but can be lightly cooked. They taste like a mouthful of seawater, in fact the French poet Leon-Paul Fargue said eating one was 'like kissing the sea on the lips'. Read more

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Sustainability rating: one info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — UK
Production method — Bottom & suspension culture
Rating: one info
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Oyster, Pacific, oysters

Crassostrea gigas

A great choice for special occasions, or a regular treat! Often eaten raw, but can be lightly cooked. They taste like a mouthful of seawater, in fact the French poet Leon-Paul Fargue said eating one was 'like kissing the sea on the lips'. Read more

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Sustainability rating: one info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — UK
Production method — Bottom & suspension culture
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — England
Production method
Rating: one info
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Parrotfish, Uhu

Scarus spp.

Parrotfish are moderately resilient to fishing but there is very little data available on their abundance or exploitation rates. And little or no management of the species. Despite the prevalence of marine reserves, the effectiveness of Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Worldwide (FAO All Areas)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: five info
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Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Another chip shop favourite. It's a right-eyed, oval-shaped flatfish with characteristic reddy orange spots and a pearly white underside. Its orange spots are an indication of freshness; brighter spots mean a fresher fish. Found all around Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea and Skagerrak
Stock detail — 4. and Subdivision 20
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 — Eastern Channel
Stock detail — VIId
Rating: two 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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: three 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 — 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 — Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea
Stock detail — 7.f and g
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 — Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea
Stock detail — 7.f and g
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 and Skagerrak
Stock detail — 4. and Subdivision 20
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 — Eastern Channel
Stock detail — 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 — Western Channel
Stock detail — 7.e
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 — Western Channel
Stock detail — 7.e
Rating: three 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 — Western Channel
Stock detail — 7.e
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 — Irish Sea
Stock detail — VIIa
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 — Irish Sea
Stock detail — VIIa
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — Baltic Sea (FAO 27)
Stock area — Baltic Sea
Stock detail — Subdivisions 24-32
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — Baltic Sea (FAO 27)
Stock area — Baltic Sea
Stock detail — Subdivisions 24-32
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Seine net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West of Ireland
Stock detail — 7. b-c
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 of Ireland
Stock detail — 7. b-c
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West of Ireland
Stock detail — 7. b-c
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pulse trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea and Skagerrak
Stock detail — 4. and Subdivision 20
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Seine net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southwest Ireland
Stock detail — 7. h-k
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 — Southwest Ireland
Stock detail — 7. h-k
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southwest Ireland
Stock detail — 7. h-k
Rating: five info
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Pollack or Lythe

Pollachius pollachius

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Sustainability range: from three to four info
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: 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 — Celtic Seas and the English Channel
Stock detail — 6.-7.
Rating: three 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 — Celtic Seas and the English Channel
Stock detail — 6.-7.
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Handline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Seas and the English Channel
Stock detail — 6.-7.
Rating: three 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, Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — 4. and 3.a
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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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or 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 — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — 4. and 3.a
Rating: four info
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Pollock, Alaska, Walleye

Theragra chalcogramma

If you like cod or haddock, you'll like Alaska pollock. It's a white fish, mild in flavour and low in fat. Makes great fishcakes, is best steamed and is the fish used in McDonald's Filet-O-Fish! A member of the cod family, it's found Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Gulf of Alaska
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Gulf of Alaska
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Okhotsk Sea
Stock detail — Okhotsk Sea
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Western Bering Sea
Stock detail — Western Bering Sea
Rating: five info
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Pouting or Bib

Trisopterus luscus

Popular with French cooks who flour their pouting and fry or steam it with salted butter, it can also be poached then sauted. It's best to eat within six hours of being caught as after that it loses flavour. A member of the cod family, bib Read more

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Sustainability rating: three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail — 7
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 — All Areas
Stock detail — 7
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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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 or 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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Prawn, Endeavour, Greasy back

Metapenaeus spp

The Marine Conservation Society Fishery Team is currently updating the consumer advice for this entry

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Sustainability rating: rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — Eastern Indian Ocean (FAO 57)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Prawn, Giant River, prawns

Macrobrachium rosenbergii

Prawns are usually sold peeled, cooked and frozen or whole. Pop them in a curry or sling them on a salad. Their tails are used in traditional prawn cocktails - cocked over the side of the glass. This large freshwater shrimp is native to Read more

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Sustainability rating: three info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Bangladesh
Production method — Extensive pond
Rating: three info
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Prawn, King (whiteleg), prawns

Litopenaeus vannamei

Prawns are usually sold peeled, cooked and frozen or whole. Pop them in a curry or sling them on a salad. Their tails are used in traditional prawn cocktails - cocked over the side of the glass. The tiger prawn belongs to the largest of Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to five info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — UK
Production method — Closed land based system
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system
Certification

Organic certification


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — All
Certification

ASC


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system
Certification

GAA BAP certification (4*)


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Ecuador, Honduras
Production method — Pond system, intensive
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system
Certification

GlobalGap certified


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system
Certification

GAA BAP certification (2 and 3*)


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — India, Vietnam and Indonesia
Production method — Pond system, Intensive & Semi-intensive
Rating: five info
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Prawn, Northern, prawns

Pandalus borealis

Prawns are usually sold peeled, cooked and frozen or whole. Pop them in a curry or sling them on a salad. Their tails are used in traditional prawn cocktails - cocked over the side of the glass. Prawns are crustaceans related to species Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Arctic (Barents Sea)
Stock detail — I and II
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North West Atlantic (FAO 21)
Stock area — Disko Bay and West Greenland
Stock detail — NAFO sub-areas 1A-F and 0B
Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


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 (Skagerrak and Norwegian Deep)
Stock detail — 3.a and 4.a
Rating: five info
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Prawn, Tiger prawns (Caught at sea)

Penaeus monodon

Prawns are usually sold peeled, cooked and frozen or whole. Pop them in a curry or sling them on a salad. Their tails are used in traditional prawn cocktails - cocked over the side of the glass. The tiger prawn belongs to the largest of Read more

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Sustainability rating: rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — Western Indian Ocean (FAO 51)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — Eastern Indian Ocean (FAO 57)
Stock area — All Areas
Stock detail
Rating: rating under review info
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Prawn, Tiger prawns (Farmed)

Penaeus monodon

Prawns are usually sold peeled, cooked and frozen or whole. Pop them in a curry or sling them on a salad. Their tails are used in traditional prawn cocktails - cocked over the side of the glass. The tiger prawn belongs to the largest of Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to five info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system
Certification

Organic certification


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Indonesia
Production method — Zero input system
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system
Certification

GlobalGap certified


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system
Certification

GAA BAP certification (4*)


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system
Certification

GAA BAP certification (2 and 3*)


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — All
Certification

ASC


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Bangladesh
Production method — Pond system, extensive
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — India, Vietnam and Indonesia
Production method — Semi-intensive and improved extensive
Rating: five info
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Ray, Blonde

Raja brachyura

Skate and ray species are all generally sold as 'skate', but all true skate should be completely avoided. Whole ray are available as fresh or frozen wings and knobs (cheeks).The term 'Skates and Rays' can be a bit confusing here in Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — S North Sea and E English Channel
Stock detail — 4c & 7d
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 — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northern North Sea and West of Scotland
Stock detail — 4 and 6
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Bristol Channel
Stock detail — 7f,g
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 — Northern North Sea and West of Scotland
Stock detail — 4 and 6
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 — Western English Channel
Stock detail — 7e
Rating: five info