Helping people make better seafood choices for a healthy ocean

Search Seafood Recommendations

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


This month we bring you new recommendations for pollock and sardinella and updated recommendations for cod, octopus and pompano.

Learn more about our recommendations

What's New


2018 New Consumer Guides Now Available

Our consumer guides for July through December 2018 help you keep recommendations handy.

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Welcome Surfrider Foundation, Champions of Surf and Sand

The national nonprofit's Ocean Friendly Restaurants program now defers to Seafood Watch recommendations.

Learn more on Surfrider.org

A New Cookbook for the Modern, Sustainable Cook

In his new book, Simply Fish, Chef Matthew Dolan shares how to purchase and prepare delicious, sustainable seafood.

Preview a recipe on our blog
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