Seafood Watch - Seafood Guide

Smelt

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Smelt 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. Eulachon, Smelt Marine Stewardship Council Certified Wild
Smelt, Eulachon Avoid: Avoid these products for now. These fish come from sources that are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm the environment. Smelt Canadian Pacific Conical, Seine
Smelt, Rainbow 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. American & Freshwater Smelt, Leefish, Frost Fish Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie Wild


Smelt, 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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