More of What's New
A long-time Seafood Watch Business Partner, PCC Natural Markets has been announced as WholeFoods Magazine's 2016 Retailer of the Year. The Seattle-based company is the largest consumer-owned natural food retail co-operative in the United States. PCC Natural Markets demands that its meat and seafood be sustainably and responsibly sourced. We applaud PCC Natural Markets and its commitment to sustainability!
Coast to coast, chefs are sourcing delicious seafood from farms that are using sustainable techniques. Seafood Watch lists more than 75 farmed "Best Choices," from sturgeon to seaweed and shellfish. Our Blue Ribbon Task Force chefs Steve Phelps, Rick Moonen and Matthew Beaudin recently spoke with Nation's Restaurant News to help set the record straight about farmed seafood and share some good options.
A family-owned business for four generations, Euclid Fish Company in Ohio takes seafood sustainability seriously. All of Euclid's seafood offerings include information on both where and how the product was caught or farmed, empowering clients to make informed purchasing decisions. As a Seafood Watch Business Collaborator for over one year, Euclid's Collaborator renewal ensures continued transparency and availability of seafood information for all of its customers.
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is the First Hospital Nationwide to Join Seafood Watch!
Seafood Watch is excited to announce that Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, California, is the first hospital in the United States to become a partner. Located just four miles from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and within sight of the Pacific Ocean, the hospital employs conservation practices in its daily operations and commits to serving only ocean-friendly seafood. Hospital staff members worked with seafood suppliers to analyze menus, change items and recipes as needed, and even find a new source for salmon to keep with offering sustainable seafood to patients, visitors and staff.
Our classic, pocket-sized guides have been updated with our latest recommendations for July through December 2016 and are now available! Pick up a new consumer guide when visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium or any one of our Seafood Watch conservation partners, or download a new guide online so you can keep recommendations handy—and make better choices for a healthy ocean.
Since 1994, the Tuna Research and Conservation Center (TRCC)—a partnership between the Aquarium and Stanford University—has focused on bluefin tuna research. Now, we're bringing that science to bear on management solutions. This past January, the Aquarium and Stanford hosted the world's top tuna researchers, policymakers and stakeholders at the Bluefin Futures Symposium, a historic opportunity to share cutting-edge data and new approaches to conserving this iconic species.
We've updated our app to make it easier than ever to find the latest recommendations for seafood and sushi. Now, the eco-certified seafood products that we recommend are listed on a separate tab beside our recommendations. We also enhanced our seafood search so it's easier to get the recommendations you're looking for. As always, the app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Seafood Watch regularly reviews its standards for fisheries and aquaculture to include the latest sustainable seafood science, making sure we take into account new developments, their impacts, and what can be done to mitigate those impacts. The year-long process ensures the program continues to offer the most accurate science-based recommendations regarding the sustainability of fisheries and fish farms.
How do you produce fish and vegetables with virtually no waste? Just ask Symbi Biological—its closed-loop system uses horse manure, algae, worms, crickets and recycled water to produce carp and hydroponic leafy greens, showcasing the environmental power of recirculated aquaculture.
Effective fisheries reform is no pipe dream. It's happening now in the United States and Europe—and it's working. Fish populations and ecosystems are returning to health. The key to success: a combination of fishery management reforms, creation of science-based marine reserves and new avenues that give people who fish for a living an economic stake in good management.
At Seafood Watch, we're aware that human rights abuses are occurring in supply chains around the world, including the seafood industry. Although our scientific assessments don't incorporate social issues, we feel it's important to acknowledge these abuses. We've put together a list of nonprofit organizations working on these issues so that you as consumers can learn about their work and find information to help you make sustainable seafood choices that are right for you.