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Fishery/production areas

You will see that all of the seafoods listed on the Good Fish Guide have both a “FAO” and, where appropriate, an “ICES” reference depending on where they were caught, or farmed. These areas are shown in the maps below:

FAO area map

FAO Areas

ICES area map

ICES Areas

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Did you know?…

Over 3,000 sq km of our seabed is now protected from bottom-towed gear

MCS launched the Good Fish Guide in 2001 to help people make good seafood choices

An estimated £1.1 billion is spent on fish and chips every year in the UK

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