More of What's New

Pacific Harvest Seafoods Joins Our Business Program

Located in San Juan Bautista, California, Pacific Harvest Seafoods is committed to identifying the Seafood Watch recommendations of all its products, making it easier than ever for customers to select seafood that's environmentally responsible. Seafood Watch applauds Pacific Harvest Seafoods for its commitment to increasing transparency in seafood supply chains and we're excited to be working more closely with this company.

New and Updated Recommendations—April 2016

The fish may be flat but our recommendations aren't! This month we bring you new and updated recommendations for flatfish: flounder, halibut and plaice.

Seafood Watch Welcomes New Business Partner, Heinen's Grocery Stores!

Seafood Watch is excited to announce our partnership with Heinen's Grocery Stores. The family-owned business is a neighborhood grocery store that serves 22 communities throughout northeast Ohio and the greater Chicago area. Heinen's is committed to supporting sustainable and responsible fishing practices that promote the health of our oceans for generations to come.

New and Updated Recommendations—March 2016

Our Seafood Watch scientists have been busy! We've got a full catch of new and updated recommendations for you this month, including clam, crab, flounder and shrimp.

Tirelessly Tracking Bluefin Tuna

Since 1994, the Tuna Research and Conservation Center (TRCC)—a partnership between the Aquarium and Stanford University—has focused on bluefin tuna research. Now, we're bringing that science to bear on management solutions. This past January, the Aquarium and Stanford hosted the world's top tuna researchers, policymakers and stakeholders at the Bluefin Futures Symposium, a historic opportunity to share cutting-edge data and new approaches to conserving this iconic species.

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 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.