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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

Arctic Char (farmed) Basa, Swai (farmed) Chilean Seabass/Toothfish*
Best Choices are abundant, well-
managed and caught or farmed in
Barramundi (US farmed) Clams (wild) Cod: Atlantic environmentally friendly ways.
Catfish (US farmed) Cod: Pacific (trawled) Crab: King (imported)

Cod: Pacific (Alaska longline) +
Clams (farmed) Crab: Blue*, King (US), Snow Flounders, Soles (Atlantic) Good Alternatives are an option,
Crab: Imitation/Surimi Groupers* but there are concerns with how

Halibut: Pacific +
Crab: Dungeness, Stone Flounders, Soles (Pacific) Halibut: Atlantic they’re caught or farmed — or with
Herring: Atlantic/Sardines Lobster: Spiny (Caribbean imported) the health of their habitat due to
Lobster: Spiny (US) Lobster: American/Maine Mahi mahi/Dolphinfish (imported) other human impacts.
Mussels (farmed) Mahi mahi/Dolphinfish (US) Marlin: Blue* , Striped*
Oysters (wild) * Avoid for now as these items are
Pollock (Alaska wild) +
Oysters (farmed) Monkfish
Orange Roughy *
caught or farmed in ways that harm
Salmon (Alaska wild) +
Scallops: Sea
other marine life or the environment.
Shrimp (US farmed or wild) Rockfish (Pacific)
Scallops: Bay (farmed) Squid Salmon (farmed, including Atlantic) *
Striped Bass (farmed or wild* ) Swordfish (US longline) * Sharks *
Sturgeon, Caviar (farmed) Tuna: Bigeye, Yellowfin (troll/pole) Shrimp (imported farmed or wild) * Limit consumption due to concerns about
mercury or other contaminants.
Tilapia (US farmed) Tuna: canned light, canned Snapper: Red
white/Albacore * Sturgeon *, Caviar (imported wild) + Some or all of this fishery is certified as

Tuna: Albacore (US+, British Columbia
Trout: Rainbow (farmed)
Swordfish (imported) * sustainable to the Marine Stewardship
troll/pole) Tuna: Albacore, Bigeye, Yellowfin
(longline) *
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Tuna: Skipjack (troll/pole)
Tuna: Bluefin*

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