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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

Chilean Seabass/Toothfish *
Best Choices are abundant, well-
Arctic Char (farmed) Basa, Swai (farmed) managed and caught or farmed in
Barramundi (US farmed) Black Sea Bass Cod: Atlantic
Bluefish *
environmentally friendly ways.
Catfish (US farmed) Crab: King (imported)
Clams, Mussels, Oysters (farmed) Clams: Atlantic Surf, Hard, Ocean Dogfish (Atlantic) * Good Alternatives are an option,
Clams: Softshell/Steamers (wild) Quahog (wild) Flounders, Soles (Atlantic) but there are concerns with how
they’re caught or farmed — or with
Crab: Dungeness Crab: Blue*, Jonah, King (US), Snow Haddock (trawled)
Croaker: Atlantic *
the health of their habitat due to
Halibut: Pacific+
Haddock (hook & line) Hake: White other human impacts.
Hake: Silver, Red and Offshore Halibut: Atlantic

Pollock (Alaska wild) +


Lobster: Spiny (US) Herring: Atlantic/Sardines Mahi mahi/Dolphinfish (imported) Avoid for now as these items are

Salmon (Alaska wild) +


Lobster: American/Maine Marlin: Blue*, Striped* caught or farmed in ways that harm
Mahi mahi/Dolphinfish (US) Monkfish other marine life or the environment.
Scallops: Bay (farmed) Oysters (wild) * Orange Roughy *
Squid: Longfin (US) Scallops: Sea Salmon (farmed, including Atlantic) * Key
Striped Bass (farmed or wild* ) Scup/Porgy Sharks * and Skates Mid-Atlantic = North Carolina to New York
Southeast = Texas to South Carolina
* Limit consumption due to concerns about
Sturgeon, Caviar (farmed) Shrimp: Northern Shrimp (imported farmed or wild)
Swordfish (Canada, US harpoon, Shrimp (US farmed or wild) Snapper: Red
Sturgeon * , Caviar (imported wild)
mercury or other contaminants.
handline)* Squid
Swordfish (US longline) * Swordfish (imported) *
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Tilapia (US farmed) + Some or all of this fishery is certified as
Tilefish (Southeast) *
Tuna: Albacore (US+, British Columbia
Trout: Rainbow (farmed) Tilefish (Mid-Atlantic) sustainable to the Marine Stewardship
Tuna: Bigeye, Yellowfin (troll/pole) Tuna: Albacore, Bigeye, Yellowfin
(longline) *
Council standard. Visit www.msc.org
troll/pole) Tuna: canned light, canned
Tuna: Skipjack (troll/pole) white/Albacore * Tuna: Bluefin *
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