Good Fish Guide

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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

Picture of Plaice
Sustainability rating: two 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 — IV and IIIa
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 — Western Channel
Stock detail — VIIe
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 — Western Channel
Stock detail — VIIe
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: two info
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Pollack or Lythe

Pollachius pollachius

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Sustainability rating: two 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: two 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 — VI-VII
Rating: two 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

Picture of Pollock, Alaska, Walleye
Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — Eastern North Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — Eastern North Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Gulf of Alaska
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 — Okhotsk Sea
Stock detail — Okhotsk Sea
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two 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: two 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 — I-IX
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 — All Areas
Stock detail — I-IX
Rating: two 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

Picture of Prawn, King (whiteleg), prawns
Sustainability rating: one info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system, organic certification
Certification — Organic
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — UK
Production method — Closed land based system
Rating: one 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

Picture of Prawn, Northern, prawns
Sustainability range: from one to two 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 East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea (Skagerrak and Norwegian Deep)
Stock detail — IIIa and IVa
Rating: two 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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Prawn, Tiger, prawns

Panaeus 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

Picture of Prawn, Tiger, prawns
Sustainability range: from one to two info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system, organic certification
Certification — Organic
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — SE Asia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh
Production method — Zero input system
Rating: two info
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Salmon, Atlantic (Farmed)

Salmo salar

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmon may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used as a substitute for sushi and Read more

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Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen, Soil Association organic certification
Certification — Organic
Rating: two info
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Salmon, Chinook, King Salmon

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmom may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used as a substitute for sushi and Read more

Picture of Salmon, Chinook, King Salmon
Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska; California; Pacific Northwest USA; British Columbia, Canada; Japan and Russia
Stock detail — Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Westward
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Central
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Southeast
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme
Rating: two info
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Salmon, Chum, Keta, Calico or Dog salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmom may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used as a substitute for sushi and Read more

Picture of Salmon, Chum, Keta, Calico or Dog salmon
Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — USA
Stock detail — Alaska
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme
Rating: two info
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Salmon, Coho , Silver, White

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmom may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used as a substitute for sushi and Read more

Picture of Salmon, Coho , Silver, White
Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — North Pacific
Stock detail — Alaska
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme
Rating: two info
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Salmon, Pink, Spring , humpback

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmom may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used as a substitute for sushi and Read more

Picture of Salmon, Pink, Spring , humpback
Sustainability range: from one to two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Southeast Alaska and Prince William Sound
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — Pacific Ocean (FAO 61)
Stock area — South-Kuril
Stock detail
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Salmon, Sockeye , Red Salmon, Bluebacks, Redfish

Oncorhynchus nerka

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmom may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used as a substitute for sushi and Read more

Picture of Salmon, Sockeye , Red Salmon, Bluebacks, Redfish
Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — North Pacific
Stock detail — Alaska and British Columbia
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme
Rating: two info
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Sardine, European pilchard, sardines

Sardina pilchardus

Fact: same fish - different name depending on size. Young pilchards are often referred to as sardines and are named after the Mediterranean island of Sardinia where they once lived in abundance. They are oily fish with bright silver skins, Read more

Picture of Sardine, European pilchard, sardines
Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Drift net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — Cornwall
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
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 — England
Stock detail — Cornwall
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 — Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — VIIIa-b and 8.d
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Scallop, Queen, scallops

Aequipecten opercularis

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Sustainability rating: two 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: two info
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