More of What's New

New and Updated Recommendations—July 2018

This month we bring you new recommendations for pollock and sardinella and updated recommendations for cod, octopus and pompano.

2018 New Consumer Guides Now Available

Our classic, pocket-sized guides have been updated with our latest recommendations for July through December 2018 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.

A New Cookbook for the Modern, Sustainable Cook

In his new book, Simply Fish, San Francisco-based chef Matthew Dolan tackles the challenge of preparing delicious, sustainable seafood at home—starting with the conversation you need to have at the fish counter to make the right purchase. And his recipes are on point with elegant, mouth-watering dishes we all want to eat now—rosé-steamed clams anyone? Visit our Seafood Watch blog for a sneak peek of his tuna tartare recipe.

Red Lobster's Green Mission

Red Lobster, the world's largest seafood restaurant chain and the world's largest restaurant buyer of seafood, has officially become a Seafood Watch partner. With over 700 locations in North America, it has committed to selling only Seafood Watch recommended seafood items by 2025—and is already well on its way. Red Lobster's commitment to sustainable sourcing provides further incentives for fisheries and farms to improve their practices. Congrats and welcome to the team!

New Recommendations—May 2018

This month we bring you new recommendations for eastern oyster.

Partner for the Ocean with Seafood Watch

Want to make a difference for the ocean but not sure where to begin? Get inspired by Monterey Bay Aquarium's Executive Chef Matt Beaudin. In this short video, Chef Matt shares his perspective on seafood sustainability, the relationships he's built, and the difference this approach has made in his community and for the ocean. See why your business should become a Seafood Watch business partner.

New and Updated Recommendations—April 2018

This month we bring you new recommendations for clams, cockles and giant tiger prawn and updated recommendations for black drum, clams, flounder and rockfish.

Introducing the Online Seafood Watch Cafe

Want the dish on your favorite fish? Order from the online Seafood Watch Cafe and Chef will personally serve it up with a side of seafood sustainability info. Choose from a diverse digital menu including wild caught seafood like tuna, swordfish and orange roughy or order a farmed species like shrimp, salmon or tilapia. This new tool is based on our Real Cost Cafe exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. All you need to get started is a tablet or PC with Chrome and high-speed access to the internet.

Seafood Watch is Helping Shrimp Farmers in Southeast Asia

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.

Chef Rick Moonen on the Importance of Sustainable Seafood

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.

Download Our Seafood Watch App

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.

Seafood Watch Addresses Human Rights in the Seafood Industry

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.