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The first seafood processor in the country to partner with Seafood Watch, Royal Hawaiian Seafood prides itself on its environmentally responsible offerings. This San Francisco area Seafood Watch Collaborator communicates where all of its products were caught and what type of gear was used, so its customers can make informed decisions based on Seafood Watch ratings. Plus, the company has taken its commitment to the next level by not selling any products rated Avoid by Seafood Watch.
ACUINOR, a yellowtail farm located north of Santiago, uses a recirculating system that treats and recycles wastewater rather than discharging it untreated into downstream ecosystems. This system decreases the use of fishmeal and mitigates the risk of escaped fish and other environmental impacts traditionally associated with aquaculture. We're glad to welcome ACUINOR to our global community of partners!
This June, three Blue Ribbon Task Force chefs spoke to more than 25 members of Congress about the importance of sustainable seafood to the restaurant industry. Chefs Susan Feniger, Sheila Lucero and Steve Phelps advocated for strong, science-based policies to keep U.S. fisheries among the most sustainable in the world.
This award recognizes the pioneering efforts of the Aquarium's own Chef Matt, who has created a clear and compelling vision of the future that inspires positive change in the seafood industry. Thanks to Chef Matt, all seafood served in the Aquarium is a Seafood Watch Best Choice and most is sourced from local producers and fishermen—over 99 percent of the products used in his kitchen come from less than 90 miles away.
Our classic, pocket-sized guides have been updated with our latest recommendations for July through December 2017 and are now available! Pick up a new consumer guide when visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium or any one of our Seafood Watch conservation partners, or download a new guide online so you can keep recommendations handy—and make better choices for a healthy ocean.
Seafood Watch recently worked with businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations throughout Southeast Asia to develop the Southeast Asia Shrimp Aquaculture Improvement Protocol, known as SEASAIP. It helps shrimp farmers improve their practices in order to achieve the "Good Alternative" or "Best Choice" recommendation levels. We're now working with the Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative (ASIC) to implement these SEASAIP standards, with the goal of improving shrimp aquaculture practices that will give better-performing farmers access to the North American marketplace.
Rick Moonen, celebrity chef and a member of our Blue Ribbon Task Force, talks about his commitment to serving sustainable seafood and why it matters for the ocean. Chef Rick and the entire culinary community play an important role in the sustainable seafood movement, pushing producers for quality, environmentally friendly products while working to spread awareness to customers, colleagues and policymakers.
The Seafood Watch app makes it easier than ever to get the latest recommendations for seafood and sushi, learn more about the seafood you eat, and locate or share businesses that serve sustainable seafood. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.
At Seafood Watch, we're aware that human rights abuses are occurring in supply chains around the world, including the seafood industry. Although our scientific assessments don't incorporate social issues, we feel it's important to acknowledge these abuses. We've put together a list of nonprofit organizations working on these issues so that you as consumers can learn about their work and find information to help you make sustainable seafood choices that are right for you.