Seafood Watch - Seafood Guide

Clams

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SEAFOODRATINGMARKET NAMESLOCATION/CERTIFICATIONHOW CAUGHT/FARMED
Clams Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Manila, Razor & Venus Clams, Cockles, Littlenecks, Steamers Worldwide Farmed
Clams 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. Manila, Razor & Venus Clams, Cockles, Littlenecks, Steamers Marine Stewardship Council Certified Wild
Clams 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. Manila, Razor & Venus Clams, Cockles, Littlenecks, Steamers Aquaculture Stewardship Council Certified Farmed
Clams 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. Manila, Razor & Venus Clams, Cockles, Littlenecks, Steamers Canadian Organic Certified Farmed
Clams, Atlantic Surf 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. Surf Clams U.S. Atlantic Clam Dredge
Clams, Hard Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Littleneck, Cherrystone & Chowder Clams Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia Rakes, Shovels
Clams, Ocean Quahog 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. Quahag & Black Clam U.S. Atlantic Clam Dredge
Clams, Pacific Razor Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Northern Razor & Razor Clam Washington, Oregon, Quinault Nation Hand Harvested
Clams, Softshell/Steamers Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Fryer, Ipswich & Longneck Clams, Steamers Maine, Massachusetts Rakes, Shovels
Geoduck Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Giant, Horseneck, Long Necked & Jumbo Clam, Mirugai Canadian Pacific, Washington Wild
Geoduck Best Choice: These fish are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Giant, Horseneck, Long Necked & Jumbo Clam, Mirugai Canadian Pacific, Washington Farmed
Geoduck 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. Giant, Horseneck, Long Necked & Jumbo Clam, Mirugai Canadian Organic Certified Farmed


Shellfish, Farmed, Canadian Organic Certified


Summary

Seafood Watch conducted an eco-certification benchmarking study to identify which standards are consistent with our sustainability criteria. We identified the Canadian Organic Shellfish (CO) standard as equivalent to at least our yellow "Good Alternative" recommendation.

Canadian Organic Certified


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