More of What's New
Our classic, pocket-sized guides have been updated with our latest recommendations for January through June 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.
This month we bring you new recommendations for Antarctic krill, blue mussels, channel catfish, giant red sea cucumber, wahoo and walleye, and updated recommendations for abalone, Atlantic salmon, red drum and bigeye and yellowfin tuna.
Found in the frozen section of several grocery chains, LoveTheWild combines sustainable fish, bold sauces and simple cooking instructions to allow customers the convenience of preparing sustainable seafood at home. The company prints all its sourcing information on each of its frozen seafood packages—including the name of the boat captain who caught the fish—so customers can be confident they're getting a sustainable and traceable product.
Seafood Watch welcomes Blue Window to our growing number of business partners! Helmed by chefs Susan Feniger, a member of our Blue Ribbon Task Force, and Kajsa Alger, the restaurant at LAX International Airport brings sustainable food and business practices to the casual, grab-and-go world. It emphasizes global flavors and plant-strong menus that bring "no-fuss, grubalicious, craveable food" in a take-out package.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.