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Quickfish guide

The Quickfish guide was compiled by fish4tomorrow with the help of scientists, fishers, and other experts in the field. The aim of the guide is to provide information on various fish which are consumed locally in order to be able to rate them based on environmental sustainability. Information was obtained through various sources and the fish were ultimately rated based on; health of fish stocks, fishing methods and its consequences, social consequences, and any other environmental impacts of fishing, farming, importation, etc. The Quickfish guide is based on information available at the time of compiling. fish4tomorrow aims to update it every two years.

Amberjack

Aċċjola

Seriola dumerili

Caution

Anchovy

Inċova

Engraulis encrasicolus

Recommended

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Tonn

Thunnus thynnus

Avoid

Atlantic Bonito

Plamtu

Sarda sarda

Recommended

Atlantic Mackerel

Kavall

Scomber scombrus

Recommended

Blue Shark

Ħuta Kaħla

Prionace glauca

Avoid

Bogue

Vopa

Boops boops

Recommended

Clam

Vongole

Venerupis decussata

Caution

Cod

Bakkaljaw

Trispterus minutus

Caution

Comber

Serran

Serranus cabrilla

Recommended

Common Pandora

Paġella

Pagellus Erythrinus

Caution

Cuttlefish

Siċċa

Sepia officinalis

Caution

Dentex

Denċi

Dentex dentex

Avoid

Dolphin Fish

Lampuka

Coryphaena hippurus

Recommended

Dusky Grouper

Ċerna

Epinephelus marginatus

Avoid

Fork Beard

Lipp

Phycis blennoides

Avoid

Garfish

Imsella

Belone belone

Recommended

Gilthead Seabream

Awrata

Sparus aurata

Caution

Hake

Merluzz

Merluccius merluccius

Avoid

Horse Mackerel

Sawrell

Trachurus trachurus

Recommended

King Prawn

Gamblu Aħmar

Aristaeorpha foliacea

Avoid

Little Tunny

Kubrita

Euthynnus alletteratus

Caution

Meagre

Gurbell

Argyrosomus regius

Caution

Monkfish

Petriċa

Lophius piscatorius

Avoid

Mullet

Mulett

Mugil cephalus

Recommended

Mussel

Masklu (Cozze)

Mytilus galloprovincialis

Caution

Octopus

Qarnita

Octopus vulgaris

Caution

Oyster

Gajdra

Ostrea edulis

Caution

Painted Comber

Burqax

Serranus scriba

Recommended

Piper Gurnard

Gallina

Trigla lyra

Avoid

Pompano

Strilja

Trachinotus ovatus

Recommended

Red Mullet

Trilja

Mullus barbatus

Avoid

Red Scorpion Fish

Skorfna

Scorpaena scrofa

Caution

Saddled Seabream

Kaħlija

Oblada melanura

Recommended

Salmon

Salamun

Salmo salar

Caution

Sardine

Nemusa (Sardina)

Sardina pilchardus

Recommended

Sea bass

Spnotta

Dicentrarchus labrax

Caution

Sea Urchin

Rizza

Paracentrotus lividus

Avoid

Skipjack Tuna

Palamit

Katsuwonus pelamis

Recommended

Sole

Lingwata

Solea vulgaris

Avoid

Squid

Klamar

Loligo vulgaris

Recommended

Sturgeon

Sturjun

Huso huso

Avoid

Swordfish

Pixxispad

Xiphias gladius

Avoid

Transparent Goby

Makku

Aphia minuta

Avoid

White Seabream

Sargu

Diplodus sargus

Caution