Good Fish Guide

Your guide to sustainable seafood


You can play a key role in securing the future of our seas and marine wildlife by making more environmentally responsible choices when buying seafood.

Our seas face a wide range of threats. Climate change, pollution, habitat and biodiversity loss are all impacting our seas; plus 90% of global fish stocks are either fully or over-exploited. All these factors combined mean that urgent action is needed to restore the health of our seas. Fish farming (aquaculture) is rapidly expanding to meet increasing demand for seafood, but if this is done badly it can also damage the environment and exacerbate these other problems.

Use the Good Fish Guide to find out which fish are the most sustainable (Green rated), and which are the least sustainable (Red rated). Make the right choice and reduce your impact – every purchase matters! Find out more about our seafood work, including how we develop our seafood ratings, plus sustainable seafood recipes and more.

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Ling

Molva molva

Ling is found in both shallow coastal waters and the deep sea. Although more resilient to fishing than other deep-water species, when occurring in deep water, it often occupies habitats which are vulnerable to the impacts of trawling. Also Read more

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Sustainability range: from three to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27) and Arctic Ocean (FAO 18)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic and Arctic Ocean
Stock detail — 6-9, 12, 14, 3a, 4a
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: four info
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Lobster, American

Homarus americanus

The very large claws of unequal size, along with the abdomen, are full of tasty white meat. Can be bought fresh or frozen. There are many popular lobster recipes including Thermidor and Bisque or of course you can boil, steam or grill it. Read more

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Sustainability rating: rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North West Atlantic (FAO 21)
Stock area — USA
Stock detail — Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in the Gulf of Maine
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North West Atlantic (FAO 21)
Stock area — USA
Stock detail — Southern New England
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North West Atlantic (FAO 21)
Stock area — Canada
Stock detail — EEZ
Rating: rating under review info
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Lobster, European

Homarus gammarus

European lobster sustainability varies. The Best Choice is MSC certified from Jersey. All other European lobsters are an OK choice, but improvements are needed to control how many are being caught. Avoid eating lobsters below the minimum Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Jersey
Stock detail — Granville Bay Treaty Area
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Irish Sea
Stock detail — 7a: North Western IFCA District (0-6nm)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea
Stock detail — 7f,g: Wales (Welsh waters)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Irish Sea
Stock detail — 7a: Wales (Welsh waters)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southwest
Stock detail — 7e,f: Devon and Severn IFCA District (0-6nm)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southwest
Stock detail — 7e: Isles of Scilly IFCA District (0-6nm)
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northumberland Durham
Stock detail — 4b: North Eastern IFCA District (0-6nm)
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — East Anglia
Stock detail — 4c: Kent and Essex IFCA District (0-6nm)
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southeast South Coast
Stock detail — 7e: Southern IFCA District (0-6nm)
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southeast South Coast
Stock detail — 7d: Sussex IFCA District (0-6nm)
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southeast South Coast
Stock detail — 7d: Kent and Essex IFCA District (0-6nm)
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — East Anglia
Stock detail — 4c: Eastern IFCA District (0-6nm)
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Yorkshire Humber
Stock detail — 4c: North Eastern IFCA District (0-6nm)
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northumberland and Durham
Stock detail — 4b: Northumberland IFCA District (0-6nm)
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Scotland
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi

Nephrops norvegicus

Choose Nephrops caught using creels as creels are a more environmentally-friendly fishing method and produce a higher quality product. Nephrops are usually caught using trawls, which are associated with large quantities of bycatch and Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West Scotland (South Minch)
Stock detail — 6a, Functional Unit 12
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West Scotland (Firth of Clyde and Sound of Jura)
Stock detail — 6a, Functional Unit 13
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — 3a, Functional Units 3 and 4
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West Scotland (North Minch)
Stock detail — 6a, Functional Unit 11
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea (Fladen Ground)
Stock detail — 4a, Functional Unit 7
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland (Irish Sea West)
Stock detail — 7a, Functional Unit 15
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland (Aran, Galway Bay and Slyne Head)
Stock detail — 7b, Functional Unit 17
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea (Noup)
Stock detail — 4a, Functional Unit 10
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West Scotland (South Minch)
Stock detail — 6a, Functional Unit 12
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West Scotland (Firth of Clyde and Sound of Jura)
Stock detail — 6a, Functional Unit 13
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — 3a, Functional Units 3 and 4
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea (Norwegian Deep)
Stock detail — 4a, Functional Unit 32
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea (Botney Cut to Silver Pit)
Stock detail — 4b, 4c, Functional Unit 5
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea (Devil's Hole)
Stock detail — 4b, Functional Unit 34
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea (Firth of Forth)
Stock detail — 4b, Functional Unit 8
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West Scotland (North Minch)
Stock detail — 6a, Functional Unit 11
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland (Irish Sea East)
Stock detail — 7a, Functional Unit 14
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea (Moray Firth)
Stock detail — 4a, Functional Unit 9
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland (Porcupine Bank)
Stock detail — 7b-c, 7j-k, Functional Unit 16
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland (Ireland SW and SE coast)
Stock detail — 7a, 7g, 7j, Functional Unit 19
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea (Farn Deeps)
Stock detail — 4b, Functional Unit 6
Certification — [FIP Stage 3](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/uk-norway-lobster-bottom-trawl-and-creel)
Rating: four to five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland (Celtic Sea - the Smalls)
Stock detail — 7g, 7f, Functional Unit 22
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea (Horn's Reef)
Stock detail — 4b, Functional Unit 33
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea and West of Scotland (Labadie, Jones and Cockburn)
Stock detail — 7g, 7h, Functional Unit 20, Functional Unit 21
Rating: five info
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Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Handline-caught mackerel from the southwest of England is the best choice thanks to its ring-fenced quota and low impact methods. Northeast Atlantic mackerel is generally caught by pelagic trawling and purse-seining, which are relatively Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Handline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters
Stock detail — 1-8, 14, 9a: South West England (Cornwall)
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Handline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Ring net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g and h
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl; Purse seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters
Stock detail — 1-8, 14, 9a: Coastal States
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl; Purse seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters
Stock detail — 1-8, 14, 9a: Iceland
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters
Stock detail — 1-8, 14, 9a: EU & Norway (MINSA)
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Suspended
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic and adjacent waters
Stock detail — 1-8, 14, 9a: EU & Norway (MINSA)
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Suspended
Rating: two info
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Marlin, blue

Makaira nigricans

Blue marlin is globally Vulnerable, according to the IUCN Red List, and Endangered in the Gulf of Mexico. Atlantic blue marlin has been overfished for the last 10-15 years and is a Fish to Avoid.

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Atlantic Ocean (FAO 21,27,31,34,41 and 47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Meagre

Argyrosomus regius

European union and Turkey are primary producers of farmed meagre. Meagre are generally farmed in open sea pens and are fed a diet reliant on wild fish capture as a key ingredient. Bream farmed in this way can cause some environmental Read more

Picture of Meagre
Sustainability range: from three to four info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen
Certification — GLOBALG.A.P. certification
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen
Certification — Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen
Certification — Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (GAA BAP) 3* & 4* certified
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen
Rating: four info
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Megrim

Lepidorhombus spp.: L. whiffiagonis and L. boscii

The sustainability of megrim varies. Check the label for where they are caught, megrim caught in the Northern North Sea and West of Scotland are the Best Choice! Megrim caught in the Celtic Sea, west of Ireland, Bay of Biscay, or Rockall Read more

Picture of Megrim
Sustainability range: from two to three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea (North), West of Scotland
Stock detail — 4a, 6a
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea, west and southwest of Ireland, Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7b-k, 8a, 8b, 8d
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea, west and southwest of Ireland, Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7b-k, 8a, 8b, 8d
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Rockall
Stock detail — 6b
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam Trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: three info
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Monkfish, Anglerfish

Lophius piscatorius and Lophius budegassa

The sustainability of monkfish (or anglerfish) varies. This can depend on the species (white or black-bellied), the population the fish come from and the fishing gear used to catch them. We recommend checking the product labels for this Read more

Picture of Monkfish, Anglerfish
Sustainability rating: four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Rockall and West of Scotland, Kattegat and Skagerrak
Stock detail — 4, 6, 3a
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Rockall and West of Scotland, Kattegat and Skagerrak
Stock detail — 4, 6, 3a
Rating: four info
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Monkfish, Anglerfish, Black-bellied

Lophius budegassa

The sustainability of monkfish (or anglerfish) varies. This can depend on the species (white or black-bellied), the population the fish come from and the fishing gear used to catch them. We recommend checking the product labels for this Read more

Picture of Monkfish, Anglerfish, Black-bellied
Sustainability range: from three to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Seas (South), Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7, 8a, 8b, 8d
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Seas (South), Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7, 8a, 8b, 8d
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Seas (South), Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7, 8a, 8b, 8d
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: four info
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Monkfish, Anglerfish, White

Lophius piscatorius

The sustainability of monkfish (or anglerfish) varies. This can depend on the species (white or black-bellied), the population the fish come from and the fishing gear used to catch them. We recommend checking the product labels for this Read more

Picture of Monkfish, Anglerfish, White
Sustainability range: from two to three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Seas (South), Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7, 8a, 8b, 8d
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Seas (South), Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7, 8a, 8b, 8d
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Seas (South), Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — 7, 8a, 8b, 8d
Rating: three info
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Mullet, Grey, Thicklip

Chelon labrosus

Grey mullet are a slow-growing, long-lived and late-maturing fish. They tend not to be a major commercial species but when fished commercially, they are a target or bycatch species which are mostly caught with gill nets. More management is Read more

Picture of Mullet, Grey, Thicklip
Sustainability range: from four to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beach seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, English Channel
Stock detail — 4, 7d, 7e
Rating: five info
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Mullet, Red, Striped red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

There is no assessment or management of red mullet stocks. This is a cause for concern as the species is taken in both targeted fisheries and as bycatch. Two management units are indentified in European waters - a Western and a Northern Read more

Picture of Mullet, Red, Striped red mullet
Sustainability range: from three to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Beam trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Eastern English Channel and Skagerrak and Kattegat (Northern Area)
Stock detail — 3a, 4, 7d
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Danish seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Eastern English Channel and Skagerrak and Kattegat (Northern Area)
Stock detail — 3a, 4, 7d
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West of Scotland, Bay of Biscay, southern Celtic Seas, Atlantic Iberian Waters (Western Area)
Stock detail — 6, 7a-c, 7e-k, 8, 9a
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, Eastern English Channel and Skagerrak and Kattegat (Northern Area)
Stock detail — 3a, 4, 7d
Rating: five info
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Mussel, Chilean (Farmed)

Mytilus chilensis

Mussels are widely cultivated. Shellfish farming is a low-impact method of aquaculture and high quality water standards are required for cultivation of shellfish for human consumption. Mussel farming requires no feed inputs therefore Read more

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Sustainability rating: one info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Chile
Production method — Suspended Rope Culture and Bottom Culture
Certification — All
Rating: one info
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Mussel, mussels (Caught at sea)

Mytilus edulis

Mussels are widely cultivated and stocks generally considered to be under-exploited. The main methods of harvesting for wild and farmed mussels are dredging and hand-gathering. Hand-gathering is a more selective and sustainable method of Read more

Picture of Mussel, mussels (Caught at sea)
Sustainability rating: three with at least one rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Dredge
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hydraulic elevator
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: rating under review info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Hand-gathering
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — UK
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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