Seafood Recommendations

We recommend which seafood to buy or avoid, helping consumers and businesses become advocates for ocean-friendly seafood. You can get our recommendations online, in our printed pocket guides, or on your mobile devices.


Seafood Search

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Consumer Pocket Guides

Seafood Watch Pocket Guide

Carry the printed pocket guide that's right for your region to help you choose seafood wherever you live or travel.

On Your Phone

Learn more and download our app for iPhone and Android

Get the most up-to-date recommendations on your iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android phone or any mobile device with an internet connection.
  • Visit mobile.seafoodwatch.org or
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Our Seafood Ratings

Best Choices: Seafood in this category is abundant, well-managed and caught or farmed in environmentally friendly ways.

Good Alternatives: These items are an option, but there are concerns with how they're caught or farmed-or with the health of their habitat due to other human impacts.

Avoid: Take a pass on these items for now. They are caught or farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment.

The Super Green List: A list of wild and farmed seafood that's healthy for people and the oceans.


How do we make your recommendations?PDF

Tools for Chefs

Buyer's Guide: Created for chefs, suppliers and other seafood professionals, our Buyer's Guide is a reference tool that lists all of our regional recommendations in one place.