Seafood you should not eat

From king prawns and anchovies to Scottish haddock and cod, almost 70 types of seafood should remain in the sea and off the dinner plate, according to new recommendations from a conservation group.

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) today publishes its annual list of which fish to eat, and which to avoid.

It gives advice on more than 150 species, recommending 69 stocks should be avoided because they are unsustainable due to overfishing, poor management or because the method of harvesting harms other species.

New to the list of fish to steer clear of this year is haddock from the Faroe Islands and the west of Scotland.

Instead the MCS suggests shoppers should choose haddock from the north-east Arctic, where stocks are healthy and harvested sustainably.

Other new fish added to the not-to-eat list include common and Dover sole from the North Sea or Irish Sea, albacore tuna from the Mediterranean and South Atlantic and certain types of Atlantic cod.

Other fish not to eat include Bay of Biscay anchovy, any type of king prawn that has not been caught organically, Chilean seabass, conger eel, Atlantic halibut, wild Atlantic salmon, many types of shark, and nearly every type of skate.

All types of tuna should also be avoided