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Remember to always choose sustainable fish to eat...

We only recommend a fish to be eaten that comes from a sustainable well managed source.
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Anchovy, anchovies

Engraulis encrasicolus

As an oily fish, their strong flavour is used to add a kick to many dishes and sauces, including Worcestershire Sauce, and they are widely used in Mediterranean cooking. Anchovy fillets are generally ... read more

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Arctic char

Salvelinus alpinus

A member of the Salmonidae family (as are salmon and trout), Arctic char (or charr) are both a freshwater and marine fish. They are native to the cold water of the Arctic and sub-arctic, occupying coa... read more

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Basa, Tra, Catfish or Vietnamese River Cobbler

Pangasius bocourti & Pangasius hypophthalmus

The group of freshwater fish known as catfish are captured from the wild or farmed for food and displayed in public aquaria dependant on the species. This farmed species natural habitat is medium to l... read more

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Bream, Gilthead (Farmed)

Sparus auratus

Seabream are a group of compact, medium-sized fishes known as Sparidae. Their firm white meat is similar in taste and texture to bass and is ideal for grilling, steaming, baking and pan-frying whole. ... 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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Cockle, cockles

Cerastoderma edule

Best boiled then seasoned with malt vinegar and pepper, they are often pickled but also sold in a sealed packet to eat on the go. A traditional Welsh breakfast is cockles fried with bacon and served w... read more

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