Alaska or Walleye Pollock Bib or Pouting Black bream, Porgy or Seabream Clam Cockle Cod, Atlantic Cod, Paci c Coley or Saithe Crab Dab Eel Flounder Gurnard Haddock Hake Halibut Herring or Sild Ling Lobster Mackerel Mussel Oyster Pollack or Lythe Plaice Prawn Ray Red Mullet Salmon Sardine or Pilchard Scallop Scampi or Dublin Bay Prawn Seabass Shark Skate Sole (Dover/Common) Sole (Lemon) Squid Sword sh Tilapia Trout Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Blue n) Tuna (Skipjack) Turbot
From NE Atlantic

Alaska, Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands


Farmed (Manila, American Hardshell), Carpet shell Hand gathered NE Arctic, Eastern Baltic Alaska longline North Sea, West Scotland & Rockall, NE Arctic Spider, pot-caught European & Conger Grey & Red NE Arctic, North Sea Farmed (onshore system) Norwegian spring spawning, Celtic Sea, North Sea Western Australian rock Handline ,driftnet caught & North Sea Farmed Farmed (native ( at) & Paci c) Line caught Celtic Sea, W. English Channel, SW & W Ireland Tiger & King (organic-certi ed farmed or zero input system) Tiger & King Prawns; wild caught & non-certi ed farmed Small-eyed & Thornback from Bay of Biscay; all Blonde, Sandy, Shagreen & Undulate Paci c (5 Species), Atlantic (organic farmed) From Cornwall Diver caught King or otter-trawled Queen From Spain & Portugal Line & Gillnet caught Pelagic trawled Atlantic, wild caught West Scotland & Faroes From Spain & Portugal Atlantic, wild caught only West Ireland & West Scotland Avoid trawled From Southern New England stocks Irish Sea, Faroes Bank, Rockall, W.Scotland, Greenland, Norwegian Coast, North Sea, Western Channel

Fish to eat...

Are from well managed, sustainable stocks or farms. Green indicates species that are, in the Marine Conservation Society’s opinion, the best choice.

Fish to avoid...

Are from unsustainable, over shed, vulnerable and/or badly managed sheries, or those that have high levels of by-catch - that’s sh caught unintentionally whilst trying to catch other sh, and then thrown back dead. Red indicates that, in MCS’s opinion, you should avoid these sh at the moment.

Can’t nd the sh you’re looking for?

These lists are a handy sustainability summary of the most popular sh eaten in the UK. If a sh is not listed here it may mean that the shery is either working towards improvement, there are some issues of concern with its current status or management, or there is not enough information to recommend either eating or avoiding. To nd your sh, we recommend that you go to the search function of MCS’s Fishonline (www. shonline.org) for more information on more than 150 species. If in doubt about a seafood choice, look for the Marine Stewardship Council logo, select an alternative green-rated Fish-to-Eat or eat it only occasionally. See also MCS top-tips for buying sustainable seafood (www.mcsuk.org).

Irish Sea Otter trawled, seine net caught European; Jig caught Indian Ocean, Med., S. Atlantic, NW Paci c Farmed (organic or closed recirculating system) Rainbow; organic farmed or freshwater ponds Pole & line or troll caught from South Paci c Brown or Sea; wild caught from Baltic South Atlantic Indian, Atlantic & Central West Paci c Pole & line; Paci c, W. Atlantic or Maldives Farmed (onshore system) Beam-trawl caught

Information correct as of 18th January 2011

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