More of What's New
Food Network personality, kitchen science expert and ocean advocate Alton Brown joins us at the Aquarium for our Make It Sustainable celebration weekend on October 3 and 4. From our fabulous Party hosted by Alton and a bounty of sustainable food and drink, to free tastings and family-friendly cooking demos, it's the best way to celebrate National Seafood Month.
Taylor Shellfish, a producer of "Best Choice" farmed clams, mussels and oysters in the Pacific Northwest, has recently joined Seafood Watch. We are pleased to include Taylor Shellfish in the growing number of organizations committed to producing responsible and environmentally-friendly seafood.
We'd like to welcome our new Business Partner, South Gate Brewing Company! Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, the company is dedicated to serving sustainable seafood. South Gate Brewing Company is rooted in its signature "laid-back mountain way of life," but it takes seriously the act of creating great food and excellent craft beer. The company makes every effort to utilize the very best pastured meats, local produce and, of course, sustainable seafood in the kitchen.
We're delighted to announce our newest partner: Disney Parks and Resorts! Following Seafood Watch guidelines, Disney is updating its menus with wild and farmed seafood items that aren't overfished and are farmed in environmentally responsible ways. We look forward to our long-term partnership with Disney as it takes action to bring positive change to our oceans.
This month were bringing you new and updated recommendations from around the globe. From Australia to the United States, our latest assessments include barnacle, cobia, crab, menhaden, sablefish and turbot.
Our classic, pocket-sized guides have been updated with our latest recommendations for July through December 2015 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 healthy oceans.
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.
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.