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. There are currently no restrictions on the amount of lemon sole being caught in the south west, and scientific information on stock levels is limited. Without restrictions there is a danger of over-fishing, and landings in recent years have increased significantly. We recommend trying other species that we know to be fully sustainable, including Plaice, Megrim Sole and Dover Sole.