To better understand the diverse range of seafood

Do you know marine species’ characteristics?

Fish, shellfish, crustaceans, algae: marine species are not always well known or easily identifiable. The most popular species which we eat regularly are part of many professionals’ recurrent purchases. Conversely, some products, although of high quality, are less commonly served because they are little known… In this section, find out more about the different seafood species and their characteristics:

Red mullet

The red mullet is a benthic fish living...
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The sole is a flatfish that lives mostly...
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The hake is a fish of the merlucidae...
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Salmon are migratory spindle-shaped fish that live between...
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The oyster is a bivalve mollusc with a...
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The scallop is a living mollusc that is...
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John Dory

The John Dory is a flat, oval fish...
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Wild turbot

Turbot is a flatfish which is considered to...
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Line-caught whiting

Line-caught whiting is a particularly delicate seawater fish....
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Line-caught pollock

Pollock is a delicate, subtle fish which is...
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Wild meagre

Meagre is an excellent fish which enjoys local...
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Red lobster

Red lobster is a luxury product and one...
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Line-caught bass

One of the sea’s main predators, bass is...
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European lobster

Lobster is a shellfish which hides among the...
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When should different fish or seafood should be bought?

As with other food industries, the seasonal nature of seafood must be considered when you are purchasing. While some fish are available to consumers throughout the year, other species are only sold at specific times. Varying these purchases with less common species is a way to discover similar products with comparable quality.
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