More of What's New
The folks at Whaley's restaurant, located on the riverfront in Washington D.C.'s Navy Yard, believe deeply in preserving rivers and the ocean for generations to come. The seafood spot's proprietary "river keeper oyster" menu item is a tribute to the good food that comes from a healthy environment. Whaley's works exclusively with purveyors that adhere strictly to rigorous sustainable seafood standards—Seafood Watch is proud to have the restaurant on board as a partner.
One of Monterey's famous dining destinations on Cannery Row is the Chart House and Seafood Watch is honored to welcome the restaurant to our growing number of business partners. In addition to its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, the waterfront restaurant now provides its guests with a menu filled with only sustainable seafood options from macadamia nut mahi mahi to crab cakes.
The White House recently named 12 "Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood" in recognition of citizens who work tirelessly to support the economic and ecological viability of our nation's fisheries. At the celebration, five members of Seafood Watch's own Blue Ribbon Task Force fueled the group, cooking up seafood favorites from sustainable fisheries across the United States—and a delicious time was had by all.
Our classic, pocket-sized guides have been updated with our latest recommendations for January through June 2017 and are now available! Pick up a new consumer guide when visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium or any one of our Seafood Watch conservation partners, or download a new guide online so you can keep recommendations handy—and make better choices for a healthy ocean.
This month we bring you new recommendations for Antarctic krill, blue mussels, channel catfish, giant red sea cucumber, wahoo and walleye, and updated recommendations for abalone, Atlantic salmon, red drum and bigeye and yellowfin tuna.
Seafood Watch recently worked with businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations throughout Southeast Asia to develop the Southeast Asia Shrimp Aquaculture Improvement Protocol, known as SEASAIP. It helps shrimp farmers improve their practices in order to achieve the "Good Alternative" or "Best Choice" recommendation levels. We're now working with the Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative (ASIC) to implement these SEASAIP standards, with the goal of improving shrimp aquaculture practices that will give better-performing farmers access to the North American marketplace.
Rick Moonen, celebrity chef and a member of our Blue Ribbon Task Force, talks about his commitment to serving sustainable seafood and why it matters for the ocean. Chef Rick and the entire culinary community play an important role in the sustainable seafood movement, pushing producers for quality, environmentally friendly products while working to spread awareness to customers, colleagues and policymakers.
We've updated our app to make it even easier to find the latest recommendations. Now, when you begin your seafood search, you'll see an illustration of the seafood you're searching for, along with common market names and sushi names—plus, we've improved the look when you share recommendations on Facebook. As always, the app is available for iOS and Android devices.
At Seafood Watch, we're aware that human rights abuses are occurring in supply chains around the world, including the seafood industry. Although our scientific assessments don't incorporate social issues, we feel it's important to acknowledge these abuses. We've put together a list of nonprofit organizations working on these issues so that you as consumers can learn about their work and find information to help you make sustainable seafood choices that are right for you.