The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that's caught or farmed in ways that support a healthy ocean, now and for future generations. Our recommendations indicate which seafood items are "Best Choices" or "Good Alternatives," and which ones you should "Avoid."
We raise public awareness about sustainable seafood issues through our guides, website, app and outreach efforts. Since 1999, we've distributed over 56 million consumer guides and our free Seafood Watch App (available for iOS and Android) has been downloaded over 1.6 million times. A thousand businesses, with more than 100,000 locations across North America, reference Seafood Watch science to inform their purchasing decisions. More than 190 zoos, aquariums, science museums, nature centers and other nonprofit organizations partner with Seafood Watch to promote sustainable seafood messaging. Plus, restaurants, distributors, seafood purveyors and other businesses that are part of our business program commit to not serving “Avoid” items and to educate customers and colleagues about seafood sustainability.
Be Part of the Solution and Make a Difference for Our Ocean
- ASK "Do you sell sustainable seafood?" Let businesses know this is important to you.
- BUY seafood from our "Best Choices" list. If unavailable, look for "Good Alternatives" or eco-certified options found on app and website.
- CHOOSE Seafood Watch partners from our app or website when dining and shopping.