More of What's New
Win an expedition cruise for two! This October, Seafood Watch is hosting its second annual National Seafood Month Challenge on social media. Post a photo of a sustainable seafood dish each week in sync with our weekly themes for a chance to win a $500 gift card to Whole Foods Market, a meal kit from Blue Apron, a $100 Disney gift card and a grand prize cruise package from Lindblad Expeditions.
Aquaculture, better known as fish farming, is swimming toward sustainability. Seafood Watch now has a green Best Choice or yellow Good Alternative rating for every fish-farming method. As our population grows, we'll rely more and more on sustainably raised seafood, so it's important to see signs of progress in the industry. In this short video, Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly, our director of global fisheries and aquaculture, highlights how far we've come and the important work we must continue to do.
Our new Conservation Partner, Blue Endeavors, is creating a passionate community committed to protecting the ocean. This San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit offers diver education programs, citizen science projects and community outreach in partnership with national and international conservation organizations. Through its work in high schools and the community, Blue Endeavors is training the next generation of underwater explorers and ocean advocates to engage in conservation projects that seek quantifiable solutions to the environmental crisis.
In his new book, Simply Fish, San Francisco-based chef Matthew Dolan tackles the challenge of preparing delicious, sustainable seafood at home—starting with the conversation you need to have at the fish counter to make the right purchase. And his recipes are on point with elegant, mouth-watering dishes we all want to eat now—rosé-steamed clams anyone? Visit our Seafood Watch blog for a sneak peek of his tuna tartare recipe.
Our classic, pocket-sized guides have been updated with our latest recommendations for July through December 2018 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.
Want to make a difference for the ocean but not sure where to begin? Get inspired by Monterey Bay Aquarium's Executive Chef Matt Beaudin. In this short video, Chef Matt shares his perspective on seafood sustainability, the relationships he's built, and the difference this approach has made in his community and for the ocean. See why your business should become a Seafood Watch business partner.
Seafood Watch recently worked with businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations throughout Southeast Asia to develop the Southeast Asia Shrimp Aquaculture Improvement Protocol, known as SEASAIP. It helps shrimp farmers improve their practices in order to achieve the "Good Alternative" or "Best Choice" recommendation levels. We're now working with the Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative (ASIC) to implement these SEASAIP standards, with the goal of improving shrimp aquaculture practices that will give better-performing farmers access to the North American marketplace.
The Seafood Watch app makes it easier than ever to get the latest recommendations for seafood and sushi, learn more about the seafood you eat, and locate or share businesses that serve sustainable seafood. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.
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.