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BEST CHOICES G O O D A LT E R N A T I V E S AVOID Support Ocean-Friendly Seafood
Best Choices are abundant, well-
Abalone (farmed) Clams, Oysters* (wild) Chilean Seabass/Toothfish* managed and caught or farmed in
Arctic Char (farmed) Cod: Pacific (trawled) Cod: Atlantic environmentally friendly ways.
Barramundi (US farmed) Crab: King (US), Snow, Imitation Crab: King (imported)
Catfish (US farmed) Dogfish (BC) * Dogfish (US) * Good Alternatives are an option,
but there are concerns with how
Cod: Pacific (Alaska longline) +
Clams, Mussels, Oysters (farmed) Flounders, Soles (Pacific) Grenadier/Pacific Roughy
Lingcod*
they’re caught or farmed — or with
Lobster: Spiny (Caribbean imported)
the health of their habitat due to

Halibut: Pacific+
Crab: Dungeness Lobster: American/Maine Mahi mahi/Dolphinfish (imported)
Marlin: Blue* , Striped*
other human impacts.
Mahi mahi/Dolphinfish (US)
Avoid for now as these items are
Pollock (Alaska wild) +
Lobster: Spiny (US) Rockfish (Alaska, BC hook & line) Monkfish
Sablefish/Black Cod (CA, OR, WA) Orange Roughy* caught or farmed in ways that harm
other marine life or the environment.
Sablefish/Black Cod (Alaska+, BC)
Rockfish: Black (CA, OR) Salmon (WA wild)* Rockfish (trawled)
Salmon (farmed, including Atlantic) *
Salmon (Alaska wild) +
Sanddabs: Pacific
Sharks *
Key
Scallops: Sea
BC = British Columbia CA = California
Sardines: Pacific (US) Shrimp (US farmed or wild) Shrimp (imported farmed or wild)
Sturgeon* , Caviar (imported wild) * Limit consumption due to concerns about
OR = Oregon WA = Washington

Shrimp: Pink (OR)+
Scallops: Bay (farmed) Spot Prawn (US)
Squid Swordfish (imported) * mercury or other contaminants.
Striped Bass (farmed) Swai, Basa (farmed) Tuna: Albacore, Bigeye, Yellowfin
Sturgeon (OR, WA wild) * (longline)*
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Sturgeon, Caviar (farmed) + Some or all of this fishery is certified as
Tilapia (US farmed) Swordfish (US) * Tuna: Bluefin * sustainable to the Marine Stewardship
Council standard. Visit www.msc.org
Tuna: Albacore (US+, BC troll/pole)
Trout: Rainbow (farmed) Tuna: Bigeye, Yellowfin (troll/pole) Yellowtail (Australia or Japan, farmed)
Tuna: canned light, canned
Tuna: Skipjack (troll/pole) white/Albacore *
White Seabass Yellowtail (US farmed) Seafood may appear in more than one column

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