Overfishing is a great problem, and most would agree that giving up eating fish isn’t a popular solution. Seafood Watch was created by the Monterey Bay Aquarium to help consumers and diners make the best most sustainable choices possible.
Seafood Watch is a program that through pocket guides, mobile applications, and outreach efforts, makes choosing the best ocean-friendly seafood choices!
The guide rates fish on a scale of best choice, good alternative, avoid, and the “Super Green List”. The fish to avoid are currently caught or farmed in ways that are not beneficial to the environment, but the guide will give consumers lots of other alternatives! The “good alternatives” are fish that are a better option that that on the “avoid” list, but still are of concern. Seafood listed on the “best” list are free for consumption without guilt! The “Super Green List” is even better!
These lists are updated every 6 months, and downloadable from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s website. There are guides for every region in the U.S., as well as a Sushi guide!
You can even get the MOST updated information on your smart device! Visit mobile.seafoodwatch.org for the application download!