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Remember to always choose sustainable fish to eat...

Remember to go green and choose Fish to Eat! Check seafood labels closely to see where and how your fish was produced.

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Parrotfish, Uhu

Scarus spp.

Parrotfish (also known as Uhu) get their name from their bright colours, and a distinctive beak-like structure formed from fused teeth. They strictly belong to the family Sacridae, but are now regarde... read more

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Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Another chip shop favourite. It's a right-eyed, oval-shaped flatfish with characteristic reddy orange spots and a pearly white underside. Its orange spots are an indication of freshness; brighter spot... 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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Pollock, Alaska, Walleye

Theragra chalcogramma

If you like cod or haddock, you'll like Alaska pollock. It's a white fish, mild in flavour and low in fat. Makes great fishcakes, is best steamed and is the fish used in McDonald's 'Filet-O-Fish'! A m... read more

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Prawn, King (whiteleg), prawns

Litopenaeus vannamei

Prawns are usually sold peeled, cooked and frozen or whole. Pop them in a curry or sling them on a salad. Their tails are used in traditional prawn cocktails - cocked over the side of the glass. The t... read more

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Prawn, Northern, prawns

Pandalus borealis

Pandalus borealis, the northern prawn, or cold-water prawn (also known as pink or deepwater shrimp in North America), are crustaceans belonging to the family Pandalidae. The species has a wide distrib... read more

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