More of What's New
Chopt procures the very best ingredients for its fresh, creative salads and now its menu includes sustainable seafood. This fast-casual chain with over 40 restaurants up and down the East Coast sources wild-caught, domestic shrimp from Sea to Table, a distributor and fellow Seafood Watch partner. We're excited to welcome Chopt to our ever-growing list of partners.
Long Island Aquarium is the latest of more than 200 zoos and aquariums nationwide that has partnered with us to promote our Seafood Watch program in its community. Long Island Aquarium captures its visitors' imaginations with up-close, interactive and exciting exhibits that emphasize the importance of marine life and environmental preservation.
The White House recently named 12 "Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood" in recognition of citizens who work tirelessly to support the economic and ecological viability of our nation's fisheries. At the celebration, five members of Seafood Watch's own Blue Ribbon Task Force fueled the group, cooking up seafood favorites from sustainable fisheries across the United States—and a delicious time was had by all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.