Sustainability

Sustainable Brill

Sustainable Brill

Brill is a great sustainable choice - 'Recommended' by the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide!

Sustainable Turbot

Sustainable Turbot

More information is required about this highly valued fish before we can be certain that current levels are sustainable, which is why it is not currently in the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide. We only recommend it as an occasional treat, and a great alternative that definitely is sustainable, is Brill.

Sustainable Gurnard

Sustainable Gurnard

They are fast growing and abundant fish, landed along the south west coast daily, using gill nets and demersal and beam trawls. When landed by demersal trawl and netted, they are 'Recommended' by The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide, and these are the fish that we source.

Sustainable Mackerel

Sustainable Mackerel

From a sustainability perspective, Cornwall's handline mackerel fishery is hard to beat. Stocks are healthy and, unlike many other areas, within Cornish waters industrial fishing is banned.

Why Sustainability Matters

Why Sustainability Matters

There is no doubt that while sustainability in the fishing industry is a complex issue, it's one which we cannot, and must not, ignore. The British people and the fishing authorities are fully engaged in putting sustainability at the top of both the UK, and the wider European, political agenda, and here at Fish for Thought it's something with which we agree wholeheartedly.

ethical and sustainable fishing boat

Ethical & Sustainable

At Fish for Thought, we are on a mission to change the way people enjoy fish and shellfish forever. In order to achieve this, we recognise that we need to lead the way when it comes to sustainable and ethical sourcing.

dive-caught-scallops

Sustainable Hand Dived Scallops

At Fish for Thought, we are on a mission to change the way people enjoy fish and shellfish forever. In order to achieve this, we recognise that we need to lead the way when it comes to sustainable and ethical sourcing.
As part of our recent new website launch, we have taken time reviewing the range of fish and shellfish that we offer. This has involved us spending time with organisations like The Marine Stewardship Council, The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide and The Marine Conservation Society.

fisherman

The only way is Ethics

At Fish for Thought, we are on a mission to change the way people enjoy fish and
shellfish forever. In order to achieve this, we are determined to lead the way when it
comes to sustainable and ethical sourcing.

wild-seabass

Why we no longer sell Wild Seabass

Over recent years information from fisheries studies have shown that bass stocks in European waters are being over exploited.

ray-wings

Why we no longer sell Ray Wings

We have identified that all forms of skate & ray are highlighted as ‘Fish to Avoid’ by both the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide and the Marine
Conservation Society.

crevettes

Why we no longer sell Crevettes

We have become increasingly conscious that, as a UK based business, we have very little
visibility or control over how Crevettes are farmed and harvested.

tiger-prawns

Why we no longer sell Tiger Prawns

We have become increasingly conscious that, as a UK based business, we have very little
visibility or control over how Tiger Prawns are farmed and harvested.