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Fish of the month

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.

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54 Fish in season for September

Basa, Tra, Catfish or Vietnamese River Cobbler

View fish information. We currently have no recipes for this fish

Bream, Black or porgy or seabream

View fish information and 2 recipe(s)

Clam, Manila, Japanese carpet shell (Caught at sea)

View fish information. We currently have no recipes for this fish

Lobster, Norway, Langoustine, Dublin Bay prawn or scampi

View fish information. We currently have no recipes for this fish

Mullet, Red, Striped red mullet

View fish information and 1 recipe(s)

Oyster, Native, oysters (Farmed)

View fish information and 1 recipe(s)

Sardine, European pilchard, sardines

View fish information and 3 recipe(s)

Sole, Dover sole, Common sole

View fish information and 1 recipe(s)

Squid, Atlantic or European

View fish information and 1 recipe(s)

Featuring seafood recipes by Sam and Sam Clark, Silla Bjerrum, Tom Kitchin, Catrin Thomas-Price, Raymond Blanc OBE, Catrin Thomas-Price, Harry Niazi, Alan Steer, Mike Warner, Jose L Souto Fellow C.G.C, Caroline Bennett, Kirsty Cruickshank, Paul Robinson, Darina Allen, Jack Stein, Giorgio Locatelli, Raymond Blanc OBE, Katie Davidson, Henry Dimbleby, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tom Aikens, Libby Ross, Tomasina Miers, Geetie Singh, Benjamin Bartlett , Nathan Outlaw, Cyrus Todiwala OBE, Mike Warner, Mike Lewis, Emma Spofforth, CJ Jackson, Andrew Kojima (Koj), Andrew Kojima (Koj), Matthew Couchman

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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.

Recipe calendar
Our calendar includes recipes from celebrity chefs who love cooking with sustainable seafood.

Selected fish
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.

Size matters!
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.

Further information
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 info@mcsuk.org.

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