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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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VIIe,f,g and h


Rating: four info
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