Seafood Watch - Seafood Guide

Lobster

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SEAFOODRATINGMARKET NAMESLOCATION/CERTIFICATIONHOW CAUGHT/FARMED
Lobster 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. Lobster Marine Stewardship Council Certified Wild
Lobster, American 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. Maine Lobster U.S. Gulf of Maine, U.S. Georges Bank Pot, Trap
Lobster, American Avoid: Avoid these products for now. These fish come from sources that are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm the environment. Maine Lobster U.S. Southern New England Pot, Trap
Lobster, California Spiny 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. California, Rock, Spiny California Traps
Lobster, California Spiny Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. California, Rock & Spiny Lobster Mexico Traps
Lobster, Caribbean Spiny Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Caribbean Spiny, Red & Warmwater Lobster Mexico Diver-caught
Lobster, Caribbean Spiny Avoid: Avoid these products for now. These fish come from sources that are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm the environment. Florida, Rock, Spiny & West Indian Spiny Lobster, West Indian Langouste Belize, Brazil, Honduras, Nicaragua Diver-caught, Traps
Lobster, Caribbean Spiny 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. Caribbean Spiny, Red & Warmwater Lobster Bahamas Diver-caught, Traps
Lobster, Caribbean Spiny 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. Caribbean Spiny, Red & Warmwater Lobster Florida Traps


Lobster, 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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