More of What's New
Chef Kelly Whitaker has partnered his two Colorado restaurants with Seafood Watch! Both Basta in Boulder and Cart-Driver in Denver feature oysters, sardines and local striped bass—proving that landlocked restaurants can pack their menus with delicious and sustainable seafood! The acclaimed chef at two of Denver's 5280 Magazine's "Top 25 Restaurants," Kelly is the latest member of our Blue Ribbon Task Force to join our restaurant partners.
California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is known for its conservation work, cool animals and beautiful exhibits—and now it can also be recognized for its sustainable seafood. Seafood Watch is excited that The Academy Café and The Terrace have joined as new restaurant partners. Following the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program recommendations, these restaurants and their chefs support sustainable farming practices and are committed to sourcing their seafood in ways that minimize damage to ocean and freshwater environments.
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.
Seafood Watch is proud to have two new restaurant partners in New York City. Both operated by Chef Matt Griffin, Bar Sardine and Fedora are located in the heart of Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Matt's passion for sustainable seafood is evident in his menus: farmed oysters, sea scallops and Arctic char are all environmentally-friendly (and insanely delicious!) options. Check them out next time you are in the Big Apple!
Mt. Lassen Trout Farm, located in northern California, is one of the latest sustainable seafood producers to join the Seafood Watch Business Partner program. Rainbow trout farming is an established industry in the United States and strong regulation and management ensures that environmental impacts are minimized. Seafood Watch is thrilled to partner with Mt. Lassen Trout Farm with its proven track record of responsible operation and its commitment to sustainable seafood production.
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.
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.