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New Keep Cornwall Fishing Film and Much More!

An update from Cornwall Good Seafood Guide - August 2020
Dear <<First Name>>

I hope you are well and keeping safe. 

Here at the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide, we have been very busy over the last few months and there have been many exciting things happening - our new short film 'Keep Cornwall fishing', the new seafood spotlight on our social media, species rating consultations opening, new business supporters and changes to our Coronavirus page! 
 
Changes to our Coronavirus page and finding a new normal
 
During the lockdown, our coronavirus page proved a vital tool in helping fishermen and fish sellers to find new UK customers, either selling direct at harbours or via seafood deliveries to peoples doors. Traffic to our website rapidly increased, resulting in 220% more users with up to 2000 visitors per day and 20,000 views on our Coronavirus page.

Now that we are beginning to find a new normal we have decided to reduce the role of this page.

Seafood businesses such as fishmongers, seafood wholesalers, online fish sellers, restaurants and takeaways are being invited to join our supporter's scheme so that they can be listed on our where to buy directory alongside over 100 other companies who support our important work.

Fishermen who are selling direct are also included on our where to buy directory with details on where you can buy their catch but also a link to their meet the fishermen profile, where you can get to know who is catching your dinner. Since lockdown 7 fishermen have been added and more will join over the coming months.

We hope that as many local and UK residents as possible continue to support the Cornish fishing industry. It has never been easier to find great Cornish seafood for sale, please keep on eating it!
 
Our New Short Film -
Keep Cornwall Fishing!


Keeping Cornwall fishing is a great short film that was produced by Carrick Roads Studios.

The film discusses the challenges faced by the seafood industry during the Coronavirus lockdown and how fishermen and shellfish farmers were forced to sell directly to the public. Thank you to everyone involved.
 
We hope you enjoyed it! 
Have you got information that may affect our seafood sustainability ratings?
 
Rating consultation now open!
 
Working with our partners at Marine Conservation Society we have released our summer rating consultation. We have reviewed 51 seafood sustainability ratings and we are calling on any individuals or organizations to give feedback on the proposed changes to the ratings and on existing scores. We are very aware that the ratings given have a real impact on the saleability of seafood and we want to make sure that all information is included in our assessments.

Only a few Cornwall ratings are proposed to change in this consultation. The rating for pouting is proposed to fall from a 3 to a 4. There is increased evidence that larval pouting are becoming rarer. We are also proposing a slightly improved rating for pot caught cuttlefish, from a 4 to a 3, but we would welcome any information from the fishing industry on this fishery and how it could best be managed.  We are also proposing new ratings for black-bellied monkfish, a species which is less well studied than white monkfish and managed in by a joint quota.

To download the list of species which we have reviewed please click here.

Please return the list with your comments inserted to this email address, ratings@mcsuk.org by the 5th September 2020.

We will announce the new ratings in early September! 
Introducing Our New Weekly Seafood Spotlight! 


Each week we will introduce you to one of our recommended species and throughout the day explore their sustainability and encourage you to try out the best seafood Cornwall has to offer!

We have already explored spider crabs, hake, mussels, brown crab, mackerel and even seaweed!

Check out our Instagram, Facebook or twitter page to get the lowdown on why you should be choosing these species and how you can enjoy them with how-to guides and recipes! 




Included is an incredibly tasty hot smoked mackerel recipe, that Matt Slater of the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide tried out and couldn't help but share it with us all!

Buy line-caught mackerel from your local fisherman or fishmonger that you can find in our directory!
We have welcomed many new supporters over the last few months
 
A warm welcome to business from all over Cornwall and even as far as Bristol!
Look out for our recommended logos when purchasing seafood to make a sustainable choice.  

Pysk Fish in Towednack, St Ives
The Cornish Shellfish Co in Gweek, Helston
Restaurant MINE in Falmouth, Cornwall
Amity Seafood in Newquay, Cornwall
Sailors Creek Shellfish in Flushing, Cornwall
Cornwall Fish Direct in Newlyn, Penzance
FiSH in Welshback, Bristol 
Visit our where to buy directory to find your local sustainable seafood

Download a full colour PDF of our recommended species list to print out and keep 

Give us a call! 

We are here to help you. Please let us know what we can do to help you whether you want to improve on your sustainable seafood choices or increase promotion of your business through our website and social media. You can contact us via seafood@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk or phone 01872 302251, or message us via social media! 

Many Thanks, 

Matt Slater and Abby Masterson

 
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Our vision - to see a future where productive fisheries co-exist with healthy seas. To achieve this we spread good news and help people make good seafood choices.  We want to help local people reconnect with the Cornish fishing industry and encourage them to eat sustainable Cornish seafood regularly.
The Cornwall Good Seafood Guide rating of seafood sustainability is underpinned by the Marine Conservation Society Good Fish Guide, Who we work closely with to ensure that all of Cornwall's fisheries are represented and all available local infomation is taken into account when scoring.
For more information on how we rate seafood visit www.fishonline.org
Cornwall Good Seafood Guide was established with the help of European Fisheries fund, the MMO and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Fisheries Local Action Group.  We are currently funded by European Maritime and Fisheries fund, by contributions from our Business Supporters scheme and the Fishmongers' Company.
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