Seafood Watch - Seafood Guide

Halibut

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SEAFOODRATINGMARKET NAMESLOCATION/CERTIFICATIONHOW CAUGHT/FARMED
Halibut Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Halibut Marine Stewardship Council Certified Wild
Halibut, Atlantic Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Halibut Nova Scotia, Canada Farmed in Tank Systems
Halibut, Atlantic Avoid: Avoid these products for now. These fish come from sources that are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm the environment. Halibut U.S. Atlantic Bottom Trawl
Halibut, California Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Chicken, Monterey & Southern Halibut, California Flounder, Hirame U.S. Pacific Handline
Halibut, California Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Chicken, Monterey & Southern Halibut, California Flounder, Hirame U.S. Pacific Bottom Trawl and Set Gillnet
Halibut, Pacific Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Alaskan Halibut U.S. Pacific Wild
Turbot, Greenland Good Alternative: These are good alternatives to the best choices column. There are some concerns with how they are fished or farmed – or with the health of their habitats due to other human impacts. Greenland Halibut, Hirame U.S., Canadian Pacific Wild


Halibut, Wild, Marine Stewardship Council Certified


Summary

Seafood Watch conducted an eco-certification benchmarking study to identify which standards are consistent with our sustainability criteria. We identified the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard as equivalent to at least our yellow "Good Alternative" recommendation. MSC Certified


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