More of What's New

Seafood Watch App Updated with New Features

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.

New and Updated Recommendations—February 2016

This month our new and updated recommendations include farmed and wild salmon, farmed shrimp and wild squid.

Join Us Feb. 27–28 at Cooking for Solutions On the Road

Visit beautiful Healdsburg, California, for a weekend of sustainable food and wine! Saturday, you'll join Seafood Watch, the Jordan team and leading chefs from Healdsburg for a strolling reception and wine tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery. Sunday, enjoy a wintertime lunch and conversation at SHED with the restaurant's chef, a fisherman and Seafood Watch. Tickets for the Saturday event, Taste of Healdsburg at Jordan Winery, are still available for purchase.

Seafood Watch Welcomes Café del Rey!

The southern California restaurant serves dishes inspired by the coast and complemented by locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. Chef Adrian Vela is the creative mind behind all menu items, and is highly engaged with local farmers and fishermen. We're excited to add Café del Rey to our growing list of Seafood Watch Restaurant Partners!

New and Updated Recommendations—January 2016

This month our new and updated recommendations include bigeye tuna, Caribbean spiny lobster, day octopus, devil firefish, red lionfish, whiteleg shrimp and yellowfin tuna.

Sustainable Caviar Producer Joins Seafood Watch Business Program

Seafood Watch is proud to welcome Healthy Earth as a new business partner! At its facility in Sarasota, Florida, Healthy Earth grows sturgeon and harvests their eggs to produce caviar. While wild sturgeon populations are in decline due to overharvesting for their eggs, farmed sturgeon (and their caviar) reared in tank-based recirculating aquaculture systems are a Seafood Watch "Best Choice."

New Consumer Guides Now Available

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 Updates Assessment Standards

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.

Closing the Loop on Food Production

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.

Fishing for Solutions: Recovering the Bounty of the Ocean

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 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.