UK & Irish Fisheries Spotlight

Our new fisheries hub shines a light on the 20 fisheries across the UK and ROI working tirelessly to provide MSC certified seafood to retailers and restaurants at home and overseas.

From Shetland’s crabs to Ireland’s mussels, and from the Dee’s cockles to Cornwall’s sardines, fisheries from across the UK and Ireland are committed to ensuring that fish stocks are managed sustainably with minimal impacts on the wider marine environment. Their efforts are helping to safeguard seafood supplies for this and future generations.

Read on to learn more about each fishery’s journey to certification, find out where to buy UK and Irish seafood with the blue fish, and get your hands on the latest mouth-watering recipes!  

Because it doesn’t just take fishers committing to fishing sustainably - it takes you to choose the blue fish too.

UK & Irish Fisheries Map

UK Fisheries map

Meet the fisheries

Burry Inlet Cockles

Burry Inlet Cockles

The world's first certified bivalve fishery

Meet the fishery
Cornish hake

Cornish hake

The UK’s first certified hake fishery

Meet the fishery
Cornish sardine

Cornish sardine

Fishing for future generations

Meet the fishery
North Menai Strait Mussel

North Menai Strait Mussel

The world's first enhanced fishery to be certified

Meet the fishery
Bottom grown mussels: NI & ROI

Bottom grown mussels: NI & ROI

A major fishery across the island of Ireland

Meet the fishery
Ireland rope grown mussels

Ireland rope grown mussels

100% of Ireland’s mussels are now eligible for MSC certification

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NIPSG herring

NIPSG herring

Two certificates, including the first certified fishery in the Irish Sea

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Dee Estuary Cockle

Dee Estuary Cockle

One of the UK's largest cockle fisheries

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SFSAG Rockall haddock

SFSAG Rockall haddock

Sustainable fishing 500 miles from the UK mainland

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SFSAG Northern demersal stocks

SFSAG Northern demersal stocks

Scotland’s most valuable fishery

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Shetland & Scottish mussels

Shetland & Scottish mussels

First enhanced fishery to be certified in Scotland

Meet the fishery
Shetland crab and scallop

Shetland crab and scallop

Shetland’s sustainable shellfish

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Poole Harbour clam and cockle

Poole Harbour clam and cockle

Supplying certified clams and cockles to Waitrose

Meet the fishery
Wash brown shrimp

Wash brown shrimp

First certified UK shrimp fishery

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Thames cockles

Thames cockles

Sustainable cockles from the Thames Estuary

Meet the fishery
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