Most of the sea bream you will find for sale in the UK both in fishmongers and in restaurants and other hospitality venues is not sustainably fished. Sea bream is farmed intensively in the Mediterranean, especially around Greece and Turkey. When poorly managed these sea pens can disrupt the local ecosystems, particularly affecting fragile sea grasses. There are plenty of equally delicious Cornish species, so why import farmed bream?
Our recommendation is to enjoy netted or line-caught wild black bream, either when it is in season, or year round from frozen stock. It is far less damaging and far superior a fish. It supports local fishing families and is a delight in the kitchen. Perfect!