Seafood Watch

 | May 21, 2008 12:34 PM

Seafood Watch

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a Seafood Watch program.

Your seafood choices make a difference! Our Seafood Guides can help you make choices that are good for you and good for the oceans.

In the West Coast Seafood Guide it says the best choices are fish like Alaska wild salmon, U.S. farmed catfish, pacific halibut. Fishes to avoid include farmed salmon, sharks, imported shrimp, Atlantic cod.

You can download and print out pocket guides that fold up and which you can carry in your wallet or purse for your next seafood shopping or dining experience.

Update 06-23-2009: Now you can get Seafood Watch recommendations on your iPhone.

get Seafood Watch recommendations on your iPhone

4 Responses to “Seafood Watch”

essny wrote a comment on May 21, 2008

yes, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a useful resource. that guide is pretty consumer-friendly, too. Have you been there yet??

one of the books covered in this article might make you rethink some of your seafood–in particular, fish–choices:
http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2008/05/19/080519crat_atlarge_wilson

seonghuhn wrote a comment on June 24, 2009

Hi essny,
I finally read “The Last Bite” article you pointed out in your comment. Very interesting.

eyeman wrote a comment on June 26, 2009

Interesting. I just downloaded the NE guide. I notice tilapia is on the best choices list, :-).

seonghuhn wrote a comment on June 26, 2009

Yeah my least favorite fish, tilapia, is one of the top recommendations. 🙂

Care to comment?