More of What's New
Turtle Trax S.A., located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica's southern Nicoyan Peninsula, joins Seafood Watch's growing number of international partners. The company's mission is to create a unique experience for both international and national travelers by combining sea turtle conservation, hands-on volunteer work, community projects and locally based tourism.
Through working with Seafood Watch, The Culinary Institute of America has continued its efforts to be responsible stewards of the environment. From its freshman-level Seafood Identification, Fabrication, and Utilization course to its new bachelor's degree major in Applied Food Studies, students learn about fishing and farming best practices and to be conscientious of their sourcing decisions and how they affect the environment. We're proud of the organization's continued efforts to source sustainable seafood and instilling the importance of sustainability to a new generation of chefs.
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.
Our classic, pocket-sized guides have been updated with our latest recommendations for January through June 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.
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.