Seafood Watch - Seafood Guide

Swordfish

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SEAFOODRATINGMARKET NAMESLOCATION/CERTIFICATIONHOW CAUGHT/FARMED
Swordfish Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Broadbill, Emperador, Espada, Shutome Hawaii Harpoon, Handline
Swordfish Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Broadbill, Emperador, Espada, Shutome U.S., Canada, North Atlantic, East Pacific Harpoon, Handline
Swordfish 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. Broadbill, Emperador, Espada, Shutome California Drift Gillnet
Swordfish 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. Broadbill, Emperador, Espada, Shutome U.S. Longline
Swordfish Avoid: Avoid these products for now. These fish come from sources that are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm the environment. Broadbill, Emperador, Espada Imported Longline
Swordfish 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. Broadbill, Emperador, Espada, Shutome Marine Stewardship Council Certified Wild


Swordfish, 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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