Cornish shellfish is the freshest, tastiest and simply the best. It’s hard to beat a just-cooked crab or lobster, landed earlier that morning, only a matter of hours from pot to plate.
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Cornwall’s shellfish is among the best, some would say the best, in the world. Found in the clear, crystal blue waters that surround the county’s rugged cliffs and surf-swept coastline, nothing is better than fresh brown crab, luscious, meaty lobster or Cornwall’s answer to the “Deadliest Catch”, the spiny, spider crab.
In Cornwall shellfish are mostly caught by small boats that fish during daylight hours, just a short distance from the coast. These boats from the inshore fishing fleet depend on shellfish as an important part of their living.
Responsibly harvested to leave plenty more for future generations, caught using some of the most sustainable fishing methods, Cornish shellfish has no by-catch and makes little environmental impact. Because of the way it is caught and handled it is excellent quality and can be entirely traceable, from pot to plate.
Until recently most Cornish shellfish was exported to European countries such as France and Spain where locals and visitors appreciate its special quality and taste. In Britain these flavoursome treats are under threat from cheaper imports caught by heavily subsidised, foreign boats.
Shellfish Cornwall celebrates all that is good about Cornish shellfish, and why Cornish caught shellfish is the best and only choice, the Tastiest Catch.