Sustainability

what to look for when buying fresh fish

What to look for when buying fresh fish

This page is reproduced by kind permission of the Seafish Industry Authority. Fish can be sold whole or cut into fillets, steaks or cutlets. Most fishmongers and supermarkets will skin, clean, bone and fillet any fish for customers. It is convenient to classify fish as white, oil-rich or shellfish.

salmon sustainable

Sustainable Salmon

All of our salmon are Freedom Foods Accredited through the RSPCA, so you can be confident in the welfare conditions and husbandry embraced by the farms we work with.

The Provenance and Sustainability of our Smoked Salmon

The Provenance and Sustainability of our Smoked Salmon

John Ross Junior produce some of the finest smoked salmon in the world. That should not come as a surprise, as they have been smoking fish for over 150 years! As well as supplying many of the world's finest hotels, restaurants and food halls, they are also the proud holder of The Royal Warrant.

Sustainable Lobster

Sustainable Lobster

We are really proud of the provenance and quality of our Cornish lobster. We have close relationships with a small number of fishermen and many of them land directly to us. Not only that we provide them with bait for their pots in the form of our fish frames and waste. This is a real win win as it eliminates the need for us to dispose of our waste and provides our fishermen with free bait.

Sustainable Cod

Sustainable Cod

There is little doubt that Cod as a species has been over-exploited across the globe, and stocks do need to be managed carefully to ensure a sustainable future. Stocks in Cornwall have been under pressure over recent years, and as such we source MSC Certified Cod from the Shetland Island's, to give the South West Fishery some time to recover.

Sustainable Monkfish

Sustainable Monkfish

Landings of monkfish around the Cornish coast have been stable over recent years, although studies of stock levels are limited. The studies that have been carried out have shown that the stocks are healthy and increasing.

Sustainable Cornish Crabs

Sustainable Cornish Crabs

Cornish Brown Crab stocks are healthy, and all of the crab that we source is pot-caught, which is one of the most sustainable methods of fishing. It is both low impact and very selective, and it allows for undersized and berried females to be returned to the water unharmed.

Provenance and Sustainability of Hake

Provenance and Sustainability of Hake

Since the introduction of a Hake Recovery Plan in the late 1990’s, fishing for Hake was strictly controlled and now, I am delighted to say, that stocks are far larger than they have been for many years. The recovery has been so marked, that in 2015 the Cornish Hake gill net fishery was certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council

Sustainable Whiting

Sustainable Whiting

Cornish Whiting has been a species recommended as sustainable for a long time. The waters around our coast benefit from healthy stocks that are responsibly fished.

Sustainable Lemon Sole

Sustainable Lemon Sole

Lemon Sole is landed in significant volumes around the south west coast and is an important commercial species. It is fished for by beam trawl and demeral trawl as well as netted. We source net caught, day boat lemon sole as this is the most sustainable catch method.

Sustainable Megrim

Sustainable Megrim

The stocks of Megrim are healthy and it is thought that current fishing levels are sustainable. In Cornwall the minimum landing size is 25cm and the majority of Cornish trawlers use nets which allow juvenile fish to escape. They are 'Recommended' by Cornwall Good Seafood Guide.

Sustainable Dover Sole

Sustainable Dover Sole

Thanks to this successful sole recovery plan, populations are healthy in our area and Dover sole is 'Recommended' on the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide.