This couch's sea bream, Pagrus pagrus, captured by Richard Le Prevost on 9 September 2011 weighed 4205 grams. At the time of capture this was a British angling record.
This fish is known as a red porgy in the USA and the FAO of the United Nations refers to it as a common sea bream. In Britain the fish is named after Dr. Jonathan Couch from Polperro, Cornwall, who first identified the fish from a single specimen, which was captured three miles south of Polperro, Cornwall on the 8 December 1842. Dr Couch was the author of the four volume "The History of the fishes of the British Isles."
Sealord photography's biodiversity images began with a focus on international commercial seafood species and the marine life of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Great Britain.
Sealord photography has a growing collection of digital images covering climate change, the environment and sustainability issues.
Sealord photography also covers the Guernsey community and particularly the fund raising activities of Guernsey charities as part of the island's social sustainability.
The fish, shellfish and marine life images would not be possible if it were not for the generosity of commercial and recreational fishermen in Guernsey, and seafood suppliers at various trade shows in the USA, and wholesalers at Fulton Fish Market in New York City.
Many marine biologists have helped identify or confirm the identity of marine species photographed. These people have been mentioned when possible.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you have any questions or comments about Sealord photography. Thank you. Richard Lord