Helping people make better seafood choices for a healthy ocean

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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


This month we bring you new recommendations for eel, grouper, paddlefish, sea urchin and squid. We're also releasing updated recommendations for grouper, paddlefish, sea urchin, snapper, squid and sturgeon.

Learn more about our recommendations

What's New


Jimmy's Famous American Tavern Partners with Seafood Watch

Jimmy's serves sustainable seafood at their five southern California locations.

Learn more on j-fat.com


2018 New Consumer Guides Now Available

Our consumer guides for July through December 2018 help you keep recommendations handy.

Get your consumer guide

A New Cookbook for the Modern, Sustainable Cook

In his new book, Simply Fish, Chef Matthew Dolan shares how to purchase and prepare delicious, sustainable seafood.

Preview a recipe on our blog
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