Good Fish Guide
Method of production - Caught at sea
Capture method - Gill net,Fixed net
Capture area - North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area - Cornwall
Stock detail - VIIe,f,g and h
Fish type - White round fish
Sustainability overviewFind out more at the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide
John Dory has a distinctive appearance with its laterally compressed body and large dark "eyespot". It usually lives a solitary life or is found in small schools in inshore waters. They become sexually mature at an age of around 4 years and at a length of 29-35cm. Spawns in June-August off the coasts of southern England, earlier in the Mediterranean. It can reach lengths of 70cm and has a maximum age of about 12 years.
There is no management of John Dory, it is generally taken as bycatch in demersal trawl fisheries.
Based on method of production, fish type, and consumer rating: only fish rated 2 and below are included as an alternative in the list below . Click on a name to show the sustainable options available.
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