The Monterey Bay Aquarium's 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, mobile app and outreach efforts. Since 1999, we've distributed over 56 million consumer guides and our smartphone app has been downloaded over 1.5 million times. We also encourage restaurants, distributors and seafood purveyors to purchase from sustainable sources. We have over 400 partners across North America, including two of the largest food service companies in the U.S.
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.