Good Fish Guide
Pouting or Bib
Method of production - Caught at sea
Capture method - Beam trawl
Capture area - North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area - Cornwall
Stock detail - VIIe,f,g and h
Fish type - White round fish
This fish, caught by the methods and in the area listed above, is not the most sustainable choice of fish to eat. Click on the rating icon above to read more and on the alternatives tab below to find more sustainable fish to eat.
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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.
Basa, Tra, Catfish or Vietnamese River Cobbler
Bass, seabass (Farmed)
Bream, Gilthead (Farmed)
Cod, Atlantic Cod
Japanese amberjack, Yellowtail or Seriola
Pollock, Alaska, Walleye
Pouting or Bib
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Rating 4 (orange) should not be considered sustainable, and the fish is likely to have significant environmental issues associated with its production. While it may be from a deteriorating fishery, it may be one which has improved from a 5 rating, and positive steps are being taken. However, MCS would not usually recommend choosing this fish.
Fish to Eat are Rated 1 and 2 and Fish to Avoid are Rated 5.
The rating system has been developed by the Marine Conservation Society as advice for choosing the most environmentally sustainable fish.
Read how MCS determines the ratings of each fish