Our app for iPhone brings the most current scientific recommendations to your fingertips, so you can make sustainable seafood choices quickly and easily—whether you're eating at your favorite restaurant or shopping for dinner. And with our new Project FishMap feature, you can contribute to the app, adding the names of businesses where you've found sustainable seafood. You can also locate seafood that others have found near you. The app can be downloaded free on the App Store℠ and installed on any iPhone or iPod touch® with version 3.1.3 or later of the operating system (iOS). The app will also work on the iPad®, although it has not been optimized for this platform.
The Seafood Watch app is free. Just search for "Seafood Watch" on the App Store and download the official app from the Monterey Bay Aquarium directly to your device. Or you can use your computer to download the app from iTunes and then sync your device. Note that you will need iPhone operating system (iOS) 3.1.3 or later to get the latest version of the app. You can update your iOS by connecting your iPhone to your computer, selecting your phone in the left navigation and clicking "Check for Update."
The Seafood Watch mobile website (mobile.seafoodwatch.org
) is accessed through your phone's web browser and may be utilized by devices other than the iPhone or iPod touch. Your device will need a live internet connection. The app offers more features than the mobile site, including the ability to search and access to Project FishMap.
- Provides free, up-to-date recommendations at your fingertips with detailed seafood information
- Uses your phone’s GPS to load the right regional guide for your location
- Enables you to search for seafood quickly and easily by common market name
- Allows you to sort seafood by "Best Choice," "Good Alternative" or "Avoid" rankings
- Sushi guide lists fish by Japanese name as well as common market name
- Provides alternatives to seafood on the “Avoid” list
- New Project FishMap feature lets you contribute to the app by adding the names of restaurants and stores where you've found ocean-friendly seafood and locate businesses where others have found sustainable seafood
- Highlights our list of “Super Green” seafood that’s good for you and the oceans
The app uses GPS to automatically load the right guide for your location. Access seafood recommendations by browsing the seafood or sushi guides or by typing full or partial seafood names into the search field. Tap the Project FishMap icon to add the names of restaurants and stores where you’ve found ocean-friendly seafood. You’ll be prompted to add the name of the business and the seafood you’ve found. You can also locate businesses where others have found sustainable seafood by choosing the “Locate” button. Results will display in list or map view.
Seafood Watch creates recommendations for popular seafood items, both imported and domestic, sold in stores and restaurants in the U.S. The Seafood Watch research team compiles information about each seafood item and evaluates it using our sustainability criteria. For each item, a report is completed and circulated to outside experts who review and critique our findings. At the conclusion of this process, a final seafood report and recommendation are completed and posted on our website, www.seafoodwatch.org
Choose seafood marked "Best Choices" whenever possible as these are abundant, well managed and fished or farmed in environmentally friendly ways. Select items marked "Good Alternative" less often as there are concerns about those fisheries and fish farms. Lastly, steer clear of seafood marked "Avoid" as these are overfished or fished or farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment.
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The Seafood Watch app recommendations are updated when important seafood recommendations are released or updated. Version 3.0 and higher will automatically check for these free updates anytime it is running while connected to the internet. Prior versions will not contain the latest recommendations and should be updated. Note that you will need iPhone operating system (iOS) 3.1.3 or later to get the latest version of the app. You can update your iOS by connecting your iPhone to your computer, selecting your phone in the left navigation and clicking "Check for Update".
The Seafood Watch app is compatible with any iPhone or iPod touch with version 3.1.3 or later of the operating system (iOS). The iPod touch must be connected to Wi-Fi. You can determine what version of the operating system you have by plugging your device into your computer and viewing the device's summary page. The app will also work on the iPad, although it has not been optimized for this platform.
The Seafood Watch app for iPhone is free. Note that if your device uses a cellular network (rather than a wireless network) to download data, you may be charged usage rates.
Yes, the app is designed to store Seafood Watch recommendations locally on your device. So you can access them even if you’re in Airplane Mode (wireless features disabled) or with no network connectivity. However, you need a live internet connection to access Project FishMap.
Yes, but if your device uses a cellular network (rather than a wireless network) to download data, you may be charged usage rates. As an alternative, you can use the Seafood Watch app offline or in Airplane Mode.
Press and hold the Seafood Watch app icon until it wiggles. Press the "X" in the corner and confirm deletion when asked.
Yes. Just search for "Seafood Watch" in Google Play and download the official app from the Monterey Bay Aquarium directly to your device. Or you can use your computer to download the app from Google Play and then sync your device.
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