You are on page 1of 1

To use your pocket guide: 1.

Cut along outer black line
2. Fold on grey lines

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) *
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
troll/pole) Tuna: canned light, canned
Tuna: Skipjack (troll/pole) white/Albacore * Tuna: Bluefin *
Seafood may appear in more than one column

Northeast 2008 ©2008. All rights reserved. Printed on recycled paper. April 2008.
credited to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Contaminant information provided by:
The seafood recommendations in this guide are was last updated in
Seafood Guide This Seafood Guide

LOBSTER or yellow columns.
AMERICAN something else from the green
If you’re not sure, choose

• How was it caught?
WATCH your health and much more...
• Information on seafood and
and other regional guides
the environment.
for ocean wildlife and
fish farms that are healthier
• Is it farmed or wild-caught?
• Where is the seafood from?

when shopping or eating out.
• The latest version of this to support those fisheries and to check labels or ask questions
Seafood not on this list
• Recommendations for seafood
about these recommendations
the green or yellow columns
a difference. Buy seafood from
Your consumer choices make
read all columns and be sure
where it is from, etc. Please
based on how it is caught,
• More detailed information You Have the Power occur in more than one column
Visit for: The seafood in this guide may
Healthy Oceans
Learn more Make Choices for How to use this guide