Ranging from food service, restaurants, grocery stores and more, these major buyers have made a commitment to serve environmentally responsible seafood following the Seafood Watch recommendations.
Blue Apron is a meal kit company that is raising the bar for how food is grown and distributed — resulting in better outcomes for the environment, farmers and consumers. A Seafood Watch partner since 2016, Blue Apron has made a commitment to only send their customer’s sustainable seafood that’s been rated a Best Choice, Good Alternative or has been eco-certified to a standard that Seafood Watch recognizes. Learn more about Blue Apron's committment
Blue Sushi Sake Grill is transforming the dining experience by committing to being more mindful in what they serve and how they serve it. Blue launched their Conscious Earth program in 2019 with an oath to make a positive impact on our oceans. They have taken a proactive approach in creating and implementing practices to reduce their footprint and build a better food system. In their partnership with Seafood Watch, Blue has committed to only serve seafood that meets the standards of Best Choice or Good Alternative. Learn more about Blue Sushi Sake Grill’s Conscious Earth program and explore their interactive seafood sourcing map
California Fish Grill is committed to feeding seafood to their fish-loving guests today and for generations to come. When they became a Seafood Watch partner in 2018, California Fish Grill was already a leader in sustainable sourcing — having previously met their commitment to only serve seafood rated as Best Choice, Good Alternative or that is eco-certified to a standard that Seafood Watch recognizes. Learn more about California Fish Grill's dedication to responsibly-managed fisheries across the globe
The Cheesecake Factory boasts one of the largest menus in the restaurant industry (consistently more than 250 dishes to choose from!) and represents a major buyer of seafood in the United States. In 2016, The Cheesecake Factory made a commitment to work towards sourcing environmentally-responsible seafood as defined by programs such as Seafood Watch. With a dedicated sustainability team, the company is taking active and laudable steps to motivate improvements within their supply chain and the industry. From pre-competitive collaborations with other companies, to specific supplier improvement projects, The Cheesecake Factory is a best in class example for how restaurant companies can proactively engage on sustainable seafood within their operations. Learn more about The Cheesecake Factory's commitment
Chicken of the Sea (COS) has made a time-bound commitment for 100 percent of COS branded aquaculture products to meet Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch recommended ratings and certifications by 2025. Additionally, COS has launched SeaChange Ignite, a collaboration between Monterey Bay Aquarium and Chicken of the Sea, to advance sustainability initiatives and improvements throughout the global seafood supply chain. Learn more about Chicken of the Sea's commitment (PDF)
Compass Group USA is a family of companies delivering high-quality food, hospitality and support services to thousands of corporate dining facilities, museums and cultural attractions across the country. In 2007, Compass made a commitment to purchase 100 percent of their contracted seafood according to Seafood Watch recommendations by 2017. Over the years, Compass has shown consistent leadership in tackling such initiatives as FAD-free canned tuna, encouraging their supply chain to improve transparency and advocating at the federal and international level for improvements in regulations. Learn more about Compass Group USA's commitment
A Seafood Watch partner since 2015, Festival Foods is a grocery retailer with over 30 stores in the state of Wisconsin. The company strongly believes in taking care of our environment and the people and animals who live there. To demonstrate its support of healthy oceans and rivers, Festival Foods has made a commitment to offer only sustainable seafood options in its Meat & Seafood Department. Learn more about Festival Foods' commitment
Twenty-three neighborhood Heinen’s grocery stores serve communities throughout Northeast Ohio and the Greater Chicago area. A partner since 2016, Heinen’s utilizes the Seafood Watch program to help their customers better understand the origins of the fish they purchase from the fresh and frozen seafood cases.
HelloFresh is a leader in delivering delicious ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes to households worldwide, enabling them to enjoy delicious food and quality time around the dinner table night after night. In 2017, HelloFresh made a commitment to only offer customers seafood that is rated Best Choice or Good Alternative, or has been eco-certified to a standard that Seafood Watch recognizes. HelloFresh also does its part to promote a transparent supply chain by requiring its suppliers to provide complete traceability information for the products they source. Learn more about Hello Fresh's commitment
Mars Petcare manages a portfolio of brands that serve the nutrition and health needs of dogs, cats, horses, fish and birds around the world. In 2013, Mars Petcare made a commitment to purchase 100 percent of their seafood from Seafood Watch recommended sources January 1, 2020 — that same year the company undertook a cause-marketing campaign with their Sheba-brand cat food that featured Seafood Watch. Learn more about Mars Petcare's commitment
After 3 decades in business, Mom’s Organic Market has stores in four states and Washington DC, employs 1,000+ people and has created a culture centered on one Purpose: to protect and restore the environment. That’s why they partnered with Seafood Watch and made a commitment to only sell sustainable seafood. MOM’s also partners with the Wide Net Project to reduce catfish, an invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay. For every pound purchased at MOM’s, two portions (or meals) are donated to those in need. Learn more about Mom's Organic Market's commitment
A grocery retailer with over 20 stores in the Pacific Northwest, New Seasons wants to ensure that all the fish in their seafood case, whether it’s wild-caught or farmed, is harvested in a way that is good for the environment. In 2017, New Seasons made a commitment to only offer sustainable seafood in their fresh case — defined as seafood that is rated as Best Choice, Good Alternative or has been eco-certified to a standard that Seafood Watch recognizes. Learn more about New Seasons' commitment
Pacific Catch is a West Coast Fish House dedicated to celebrating the flavors of the Pacific by providing its customers with high-quality sustainable seafood. A partner since 2018, Pacific Catch has made a commitment to source only environmentally-responsible seafood as defined by the Seafood Watch program. Learn more about how Pacific Catch is reducing plastic use, recycling fryer oil and doing their part as an ocean-friendly restaurant
Red Lobster is the largest restaurant purchaser of seafood in the world — with over 700 locations across North America, their iconic logo epitomizes “seafood” for millions of Americans. In 2017, Red Lobster committed to purchasing 100 percent of its seafood according to Seafood Watch guidance by 2025 — this includes buying more eco-certified seafood as well as supporting improvement projects around the world. Learn more about Red Lobster's commitment (PDF)
Whole Foods Market sources seafood from responsibly managed fish farms and abundant, well-managed wild-capture fisheries. A Seafood Watch partner since 2010, Whole Foods has made a commitment to only sell wild-caught seafood from fisheries that are certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or rated either Green or Yellow by Seafood Watch. Learn more about Whole Food's commitment to wild-caught seafood in addition to their positions on lobster and canned tuna