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ARAMARK Partners with Seafood Watch

ARAMARK Partners with Seafood Watch

ARAMARK, one of the world's leading professional facilities management and food service companies, is partnering with Seafood Watch to shift its U.S. seafood purchases toward sustainable sources over the next decade. It's another big step toward creating market demand that will change fisheries and fish-farming practices around the world.



Target Eliminates Farmed Salmon from All Stores

Target Eliminates Farmed Salmon from All Stores

Target has eliminated all farmed salmon from its stores, citing guidance from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. This is a huge development from a major retailer, and it means that no farmed salmon will be sold as fresh, frozen or shelf items in any of its more than 1,700 popular stores. Most salmon are farmed in open net pens, and waste from these farms is released directly into the oceans.



State of Seafood Report

Our "State of Seafood Report" Points to Signs of Hope

We’ve just released a benchmark research report, The State of Seafood report. It takes a comprehensive look at how new commitments by consumers, major buyers and the fishing community are improving global prospects for securing a sustainable seafood supply and protecting ocean ecosystems.



"Super Green" Seafood List: Healthy for You, and the Ocean

"Super Green" Seafood List: Healthy for You, and the Ocean

How can you eat more seafood for your health and protect ocean ecosystems? We’ve got the answer. Working with the Environmental Defense Fund and scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health, we’ve created a "Super Green" list of wild and farmed seafood that’s good for people and the oceans.



Seafood Watch Partners with Santa Monica Seafood

Seafood Watch Partners with Santa Monica Seafood

The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Santa Monica Seafood, the largest seafood distributor in the southwest, have entered into a five-year partnership under which Santa Monica Seafood will shift its purchases toward sustainable sources. The Aquarium's Seafood Watch program will provide scientific research, support chef outreach efforts, and help Santa Monica Seafood find sustainable suppliers.



Sustainable Seafood Bill (Photo © Monterey Bay Aquarium by Jonathan Blair)

California Enacts Nation's First Sustainable Seafood Bill

A landmark sustainable seafood bill sponsored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium has just been signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Under AB 1217, California fisheries can get financial assistance to meet international certification standards for seafood sustainability and market their products as sustainably caught in California.



Download the Updated Seafood Watch iPhone App

Download the Updated Seafood Watch iPhone App

Our updated app uses your phone’s GPS to automatically determine the right seafood guide for your location, and lets you sort seafood by rank. If you've got another kind of mobile device, just log on to mobile.seafoodwatch.org and you'll be automatically directed to our online pocket guides, just in time to order your next seafood meal.



San Francisco Partners Form Alliance

San Francisco Partners Form Alliance

Three Seafood Watch partners have teamed up to expand awareness about ocean-friendly seafood in the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Francisco Seafood Watch Alliance, composed of the Aquarium of the Bay, the California Academy of Sciences and the San Francisco Zoo, will work to educate consumers, restaurants and the seafood industry on the importance of choosing seafood that is caught or farmed in ways that support healthy oceans.



The Seafood Watch Sushi Pocket Guide is Here

The Seafood Watch Sushi Pocket Guide is Here

Now sushi lovers have a way to make seafood choices that please the palate and safeguard the world's ocean wildlife. The Seafood Watch sushi pocket guide ranks popular sushi selections based on whether they are prepared using seafood that's caught or farmed in ways that harm the ocean.



Seafood Watch Wins Top Award from Bon Appétit

Seafood Watch Wins Top Award from Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit Magazine has named Monterey Bay Aquarium as its “Tastemaker of the Year” for 2008, recognizing our Seafood Watch program for its influential role in transforming seafood buying habits across the United States.



Common Vision for Sustainable Seafood

Common Vision for Sustainable Seafood

The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions—fourteen conservation organizations across North America, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium—announced an agreement in May on the "Common Vision for Environmentally Sustainable Seafood," highlighting a clear path for achieving sustainability in the seafood industry.

For more information about the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions and the Common Vision, visit www.solutionsforseafood.org.