We champion the need for sustainable and healthy fish stocks and support local fishermen who use higher welfare and lower impact catch methods. All of our wild caught fish and seafood comes from fisheries certified by the Marine Stewardship Council and we will not knowingly supply fish that has been beam trawled, dredged, or which carries the risk of bycatch.
The vast majority of the fish and seafood we offer is wild caught, by local day fishermen off of the Cornish coast in Looe, and is traceable back to the boat that caught them. We carefully select fish caught by traditional and more "sustainable" methods such as hand diving for the scallops, potting for the lobster and crab, and hook and line technique for almost everything else, including the Taste of the West Bronze 2012 award-winning mackerel that we offer!
Wild salmon, caught off of the Cornish coast is generally only available for up to three months of the year, from June to August inclusive. We therefore offer the sustainable alternative of two forms of higher welfare farmed salmon. These include salmon from the Countries first salmon farm to join the new RSPCA Freedom Food Salmon Scheme. And, salmon from a UK Organic salmon farm, which also happens to be the fish that goes in to creating the organic salmon fish cakes that we offer for sale.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) runs an exciting and ambitious programme working with partners to transform the world’s seafood markets and promote sustainable fish practices. Its three core principles means that every MSC-certified fishery has demonstrated that it maintains sustainable fish stocks, minimises environmental impact and is effectively managed. These measures also help to safeguard livelihoods and sustain communities who depend on them, especially smaller scale artisanal fisheries, whilst also supporting future generations with healthier, more abundant fish stocks.
If you would like to learn more about the work of the MSC then please click www.msc.org