Good Fish Guide
Click on a fish below to get more information about the fish and recipes from celebrity chefs.
Please note seasonality info only applies to fresh (not frozen or tinned) fish, as fish that are frozen at sea or tinned can take some time to reach the consumer. Neither does it apply to farmed fish. Fish that are farmed, although most often bought fresh, do not breed or reproduce in the same way wild-caught fish breed. Breeding and stock size is controlled as is the case for all farmed animals.
55 Fish in season for December
Featuring seafood recipes by Sam and Sam Clark, Silla Bjerrum, Tom Kitchin, Catrin Thomas-Price, Raymond Blanc OBE, Jonathan Williams, Catrin Thomas-Price, Harry Niazi, Mike Warner, Jose L Souto Fellow C.G.C, Caroline Bennett, Allegra McEvedy MBE, Kirsty Cruickshank, Paul Robinson, Darina Allen, Jack Stein, Giorgio Locatelli, Raymond Blanc OBE, Katie Davidson, Henry Dimbleby, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Libby Ross, Tomasina Miers, Geetie Singh, Benjamin Bartlett , Nathan Outlaw, Cyrus Todiwala OBE, Mike Warner, Emma Spofforth, CJ Jackson, Andrew Kojima (Koj), Andrew Kojima (Koj), Matthew Couchman
Fish of the Month will help you choose sustainable fish all year round.
Fish featured in our monthly calendar are caught or produced using methods with the least environmental impact and from the most sustainable sources, and are rated 1, 2 or 3 on our Fish to Eat lists.
Please note: some ratings may change as new information on stock status etc. becomes available and is reviewed against MCS sustainability criteria.
Our calendar includes recipes from celebrity chefs who love cooking with sustainable seafood.
The wild caught fish have been selected for their specific month so they can be eaten as far away from their breeding season as possible.
Fish do not mature or breed below a certain age and size. Increase the sustainability of the fish you eat by avoiding baby fish, and only eating fish above the size and age that they mature – this will give them chance to breed and contribute to the next generation.
For more information on seasonality and fish size click on the "Read more about..." tab on the recipe page, or download our Seasonality Table or our Seasonal pocket fish buying guide.
For comprehensive listings of Fish to Eat, Fish to Avoid and Fish to eat only occasionally, download our Pocket Good Fish Guide. or if you have a specific question about the fish you are planning to cook, Tweet, Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.