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Remember to always choose sustainable fish to eat...

Remember to go green and choose Fish to Eat! Check seafood labels closely to see where and how your fish was produced.

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Crab, brown or edible

Cancer pagurus

Brown crab, also known as edible crab, is the heaviest British crab and looks a bit like a pie on legs with its distinctive reddish-brown shell and pastry crust rim. About a third of the weight of the... read more

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Crab, velvet swimming

Necora puber

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Crab, spider

Maia squinado

As the name suggests this is a crab with very long legs! It is the largest crab found in British waters, with a shell width of up to 200 mm and a leg span of 500 mm or more. There's lots of brown meat... read more

Depending on how and where it's caught this species ranges from sustainable to unsustainable. Check individual options to make the best choice.

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