More of What's New
The family-owned company in Moss Landing, California, brings delicious and sustainably farmed seaweed direct to the table. Seaweeds have long been revered for their health benefits and sustainable production, but have always been at the fringe of Western cuisines. Monterey Bay Seaweeds is looking to change that by delivering fresh, raw, live seaweeds to chefs looking for new textures and flavors to explore. Plus, seaweeds are a "Best Choice" because they get their food through photosynthesis and require no feed or chemical inputs, resulting in few environmental impacts.
Our new Seafood Watch Conservation Partner, Butterfly Pavilion, puts forth tremendous conservation efforts to protect the Earth's health, biodiversity and sustainability. Its mission is to foster an appreciation of invertebrates while educating the public about the importance of conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world. The Colorado facility houses over 1,600 butterflies, but guests can also find a variety of fascinating invertebrates, including many from the ocean.
What began as a graduate student project in Santa Barbara, California, has rapidly grown into a flagship model of traceability and sustainability. Salty Girl Seafood communicates traceability data, such as gear type and catch location, right on its packaging to provide its customers with clear information on how and where the fish was caught or farmed, eliminating the confusion associated with complex seafood supply chains. Seafood Watch applauds Salty Girl Seafood's commitment to improving transparency in seafood!
Rick Moonen, celebrity chef and a member of our Blue Ribbon Task Force, talks about his commitment to serving sustainable seafood and why it matters for the ocean. Chef Rick and the entire culinary community play an important role in the sustainable seafood movement, pushing producers for quality, environmentally friendly products while working to spread awareness to customers, colleagues and policymakers.
This month we bring you new recommendations for eastern oyster, tilapia, and northern razor, northern quahog and softshell clams. Our updated recommendations include Atlantic cod, queen conch, haddock and pollock, plus albacore, bigeye, skipjack and yellowfin tuna.
Oregon Zoo is proud to announce its zoo-wide partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. In addition to its ongoing commitment to purchase ocean-friendly seafood for its sea otters, polar bears and other zoo residents, the zoo now serves only "Best Choices" or "Good Alternatives" in its restaurants and at catered events.
We've updated our app to make it even easier to find the latest recommendations. Now, when you begin your seafood search, you'll see an illustration of the seafood you're searching for, along with common market names and sushi names—plus, we've improved the look when you share recommendations on Facebook. As always, the app is available for iOS and Android devices.
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.
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.