Helping people make better seafood choices for healthy oceans

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Our recommendations help you choose seafood that's fished or farmed in ways that have less impact on the environment.

Best Choice

Best Choices

Buy first, they're well managed and caught or farmed in ways that cause little harm to habitats or other wildlife.
Good Alternative

Good AlternativeS

Buy, but be aware there are concerns with how they're caught or farmed.


Don't buy, they're overfished or caught or farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment.

New and Updated Recommendations

September 2015

This month we're excited to announce a new "Best Choice" recommendation for blue catfish from the Chesapeake Bay region and updated recommendations for U.S. Atlantic flatfish.

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What's New


Mt. Lassen Trout Farm Joins Seafood Watch!

Seafood Watch welcomes Mt. Lassen Trout Farm as a new Business Partner.

Learn more about Mt. Lassen Trout Farm


Cooking for Solutions: Alton Brown Returns to the Aquarium Oct. 3-4

Join Alton Brown at our Make It Sustainable weekend to celebrate National Seafood Month.

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New Consumer Guides Now Available

Our consumer guides for July through December 2015 are now available so you can keep recommendations handy.

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