More of What's New

New and Updated Recommendations—December 2017

This month we bring you new recommendations for pollock and updated recommendations for cobia.

Seafood Watch Welcomes Sizzlefish as Our Newest Partner

Sizzlefish, an online, subscription-based seafood retailer, supplies fresh, high-quality seafood to its customers. It sources only environmentally responsible seafood following Seafood Watch recommendations, and provides healthy, convenient seafood and recipe inspirations for people following gluten-free and paleo dietary lifestyles. Sizzlefish's mission is to make it easy to enjoy top-quality seafood whether you're seeking health and fitness benefits, or simply enjoy the taste of great seafood.

Surfrider Foundation and Seafood Watch Team up to Protect the Ocean

The nonprofit Surfrider Foundation works on issues of coastal access and preservation, ocean protection and reducing plastic pollution through its network of local chapters. This organization also recognizes restaurants that take steps to reduce their plastic footprint and commit to serving environmentally friendly seafood based on Seafood Watch recommendations. Working together, this partnership will advance the pace of positive change toward our shared mission of protecting the ocean.

New and Updated Recommendations—October 2017

This month we bring you new recommendations for salmon, squid and trout, and updated recommendations for shrimp.

Updated Recommendations—September 18, 2017

This month we bring you updated recommendations for salmon.

Chefs Push for Sustainable Seafood in Washington, D.C.

This June, three Blue Ribbon Task Force chefs spoke to more than 25 members of Congress about the importance of sustainable seafood to the restaurant industry. Chefs Susan Feniger, Sheila Lucero and Steve Phelps advocated for strong, science-based policies to keep U.S. fisheries among the most sustainable in the world.

Chef Matt Beaudin Named SeaWeb's 2017 Seafood Champion for Vision

This award recognizes the pioneering efforts of the Aquarium's own Chef Matt, who has created a clear and compelling vision of the future that inspires positive change in the seafood industry. Thanks to Chef Matt, all seafood served in the Aquarium is a Seafood Watch Best Choice and most is sourced from local producers and fishermen—over 99 percent of the products used in his kitchen come from less than 90 miles away.

2017 New Consumer Guides Now Available

Our classic, pocket-sized guides have been updated with our latest recommendations for July through December 2017 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 is Helping Shrimp Farmers in Southeast Asia

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.

Chef Rick Moonen on the Importance of Sustainable 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.

Download Our Seafood Watch App

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.

Seafood Watch Addresses Human Rights in the Seafood Industry

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.