Helping people make better seafood choices for a healthy ocean

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Our recommendations help you choose seafood that's fished or farmed in ways that have less impact on the environment.

Best Choice

Best Choices

Buy first, they're well managed and caught or farmed in ways that cause little harm to habitats or other wildlife.
Good Alternative

Good AlternativeS

Buy, but be aware there are concerns with how they're caught or farmed.


Don't buy, they're overfished or caught or farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment.

New and Updated Recommendations

October 2016

This month we bring you new recommendations for eastern oyster, tilapia, and northern razor, northern quahog and softshell clams. Our updated recommendations include Atlantic cod, queen conch, haddock and pollock, plus albacore, bigeye, skipjack and yellowfin tuna.

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What's New


Seafood Watch Welcomes Butterfly Pavilion!

The Colorado facility aims to protect the Earth's health, biodiversity and sustainability.

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Chef Rick Moonen on the Importance of Sustainable Seafood

The celebrity chef talks about his commitment to serving ocean-friendly seafood and why it matters for the ocean.

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Seafood Watch App Updated with New Features

We're making it easier than ever to get seafood recommendations on the go.

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