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Tuna, bigeye

Thunnus obesus

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

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Sustainability rating: three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Tuna, skipjack

Euthynnus pelamis, Katsuwonus pelamis

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

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

Thunnus albacares

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

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Sustainability range: from two to three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line; Handline
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — Philippines, Indo, PNG
Stock detail — Philippines, Indo, PNG EEZs
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — Solomon Islands
Stock detail — Certified fleets only
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 34,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 34,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (non FAD associated)
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — EPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — WCPO
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Turbot (Caught at sea)

Psetta maxima

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

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Sustainability rating: three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea
Stock detail — IV
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hook & line
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea
Stock detail — IV
Rating: three info
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Turbot (Farmed)

Psetta maxima

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

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

Brosme brosme

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

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

Merlangius merlangus

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

Picture of Whiting
Sustainability range: from two to three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Seine net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southern Celtic Sea and English Channel
Stock detail — VIIb,c, e-k
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea and Eastern Channel
Stock detail — IV & VIId
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southern Celtic Sea and English Channel
Stock detail — VIIb,c, e-k
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam Trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — VIIe,f,g and h
Rating: three info
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