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What is Seafood Watch?

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that's fished or farmed in ways that support a healthy ocean, now and for future generations. Our recommendations indicate which seafood items are Best Choices or Good Alternatives, and which ones you should Avoid.

Raising Awareness

Since 1999, we've worked to raise public awareness about sustainable seafood issues.

57m+ consumer guides distributed worldwide. 1.8m+ downloads of our mobile app. 340+ businesses partners including Aramark, Whole Foods and Compass Group. 11.7k+ partner locatios around the world. 200+ zoo, aquarium and nonprofit partners help promote sustainable seafood.

Advancing Policy

We advance policies and management measures to:

  • Improve traceability in the global seafood supply chain
  • End illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
  • Strengthen and advocate for fisheries managements
  • Restore shark and bluefin tuna populations

Creating Partnerships

We work nationally and internationally to address environmental and human rights issues. We engage with:

  • Fishermen
  • Farmers
  • Organizations
  • Governments and non-governmental agencies

Educating Influencers

We educate chefs and culinary professionals who influence consumers and the entire business supply chain.