More of What's New
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.
Seafood Watch recommends which seafood to buy or avoid. We're proud to announce our updated Seafood Watch recommendations for May: rainbow trout and sardines, both still a "Best Choice." The Pacific sardine fishery is currently closed through June 2016 because of declining population numbers, which shows the Pacific Fishery Management Council's effort to prevent overfishing.
Break out the cocktail sauce because freshwater prawns, farmed in ponds from Canada, Central America, South America and the United States, are a "Best Choice!" This month, our new and updated Seafood Watch recommendations include the following:
We've redesigned our app making 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. Key updates include a new, interactive design that makes it easier to find recommendations and highlights the key factors that determine sustainability; sorting to make the search process quicker; and the ability to locate and report businesses serving ocean-friendly seafood without having to log in. As always, 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.