2016 Sustainable Seafood Rating Updates

Check out our 2016 Sustainable Seafood Ratings Recap Infographic (pdf version here)

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- Dec 5, 2016

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Amberjack, Yellowtail
(Seriola spp.) 
Japan Net Pens Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Australia Net Pens Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Clams, Geoduck

British Columbia
Washington 
Bottom Culture Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Squid, Japanese Flying North Pacific - Japan Jig
Purse Seine (Unassociated)
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Trap Net NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Bottom Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Atlantic Bluefin Mediterranean Sea Net Pens NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Pacific Bluefin Mexico
Japan 
Net Pens NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Southern Bluefin Australia Net Pens NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

  

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- Nov 7, 2016

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Bass, Striped  USA - Atlantic  Hook and Line Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Gillnet
Pound Net 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Dab, Common

Iceland Danish Seine Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Triggerfish, Gray  USA - Gulf of Mexico Handline NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Atlantic (Southeast) Handline
Diver 
NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Tuna, Albacore Atlantic Ocean - North

Purse Seine (Unassociated) Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Purse Seine (Floating Object) Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Atlantic Ocean - South

Purse Seine (Unassociated)
Purse Seine (Floating Object)

Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Pelagic Longline

Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Bigeye Pacific Ocean - East
Pacific Ocean - West Central
Troll/Pole Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Atlantic Ocean Troll/Pole
Purse Seine (Unassociated) 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Weakfish USA - Atlantic Gillnet
Trawl 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

  

FishWatch LogoNOAA Fisheries Q3 2016 Updates

Stock & Management

Previous Status

Current Status

Old FSSI Score

New FSSI Score

Barndoor Skate - Georges Bank / Southern New England (NEFMC) Not Overfished - Rebuilding Not Subject to Overfishing NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4
King Crab (Blue) - Pribilof Islands (NPFMC) Not Subject to Overfishing Subject to Overfishing NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 1 out of 4

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- October 3, 2016

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Clam, Hard Canada - Atlantic Rakes NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Pacific Razor Alaska
British Columbia 
Hand Collected NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Softshell Canada - Atlantic Rakes NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Oyster, Eastern Canada Tongs
Rakes 
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Cod, Atlantic USA - Georges Bank Handline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Bottom Trawl
Bottom Gillnet
Bottom Longline 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Gulf of Maine Handline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Bottom Trawl
Bottom Gillnet
Bottom Longline 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Conch, Queen Honduras - Caribbean Sea Diver Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Virgin Islands (Caribbean Sea) Diver Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Nicaragua - Caribbean Sea Diver Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Belize - Caribbean Sea Hand Collected Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Puerto Rico - Caribbean Sea
Bahamas - Northwest Atlantic 
Diver Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Turks and Caicos - Northwest Atlantic Hand Collected Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Haddock USA - Georges Bank Handline
Bottom Longline 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Gulf of Maine Handline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Bottom Longline
Bottom Trawl 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Pollock, Atlantic  USA - Georges Bank
USA - Gulf of Maine 
Bottom Gillnet
Bottom Trawl 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Albacore Atlantic Ocean - South Troll/Pole Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Atlantic Ocean - North Troll/Pole Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

India - Indian Ocean
South Africa - Indian Ocean 
Troll/Pole Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Tuna, Bigeye   Atlantic Ocean Troll/Pole
Purse Seine - Unassociated
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Pacific Ocean - Eastern
Pacific Ocean - West Central 
Troll/Pole  Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated  Ocean Wise Unrated
Tuna, Skipjack  Indian Ocean Troll/Pole
Purse Seine - Unassociated 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Purse Seine - Floating Object Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
 Tuna, Yellowfin  Indian Ocean  Troll/Pole  Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Purse Seine - Unassociated Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Purse Seine - Floating Object Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended

  

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- September 6, 2016

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Salmon, Chinook   British Columbia - North Coast  Drift Gillnet
 
NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Troll/Pole NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

British Columbia - Central Coast and Transboundary Rivers Drift Gillnet  NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

British Columbia - West Coast Vancouver Island  Troll/Pole NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

British Columbia - South Coast Purse Seine - Unassociated
Drift Gillnet 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Salmon, Coho British Columbia - North Coast Purse Seine - Unassociated
Troll/Pole 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

British Columbia - Central Coast and Transboundary Rivers Drift Gillnet NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
British Columbia - West Coast Vancouver Island Troll/Pole NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
British Columbia - South Coast Purse Seine - Unassociated
Drift Gillnet 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Shrimp, Argentine Red Atlantic Ocean - Southwest Bottom Trawl 
(Industrial Fleet) 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended

  

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- August 1, 2016

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Char, Arctic Canada - Nunavut Bottom Gillnet
Weirs
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Grouper, Gag USA - South Atlantic Handline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Snapper, Mutton

USA - Gulf of Mexico Diver-caught
Handline 
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Bottom Longline NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Southeast Atlantic Diver-caught
Handline
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Wreckfish USA - Atlantic Handline Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

  

FishWatch LogoNOAA Fisheries Q2 2016 Updates

Stock & Management

Previous Status

Current Status

Old FSSI Score

New FSSI Score

King Crab (Blue) - Saint Matthew Island (NPFMC) B/BMSY > 80% B/BMSY < 80% NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4
Spiny Lobster (Caribbean) - Puerto Rico (CFMC) Not Subject to Overfishing Subject to Overfishing NOAA FSSI Score 1.5 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 0.5 out of 4
Triggerfishes & Filefishes Complex - Puerto Rico (CFMC) Not Subject to Overfishing  Subject to Overfishing  NOAA FSSI Score 1.5 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 0.5 out of 4

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- July 11, 2016

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Mahi-mahi (Dolphinfish)        

USA - Atlantic

Handline
Troll/Pole 
Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Atlantic
USA - Gulf of Mexico
 
Longline NEW   Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended 

USA - Hawaii Deep-Set Longline NEW  Seafood Watch Good Alternative 

Ocean Wise Recommended

Shallow-Set Longline NEW  Seafood Watch Good Alternative 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Troll/Pole Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Pacific Ocean - East Purse Seine - Unassociated NEW  Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Atlantic Ocean - North
Atlantic Ocean - South
Pacific Ocean - East 
Purse Seine - Floating Object NEW   Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Atlantic Ocean - North
Atlantic Ocean - South
Indonesia
Pacific Ocean - East
Pacific Ocean - North
Pacific Ocean - South
Panama
Longline  NEW  Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended 

Guatemala Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Marlin, Black   USA - Hawaii Longline NEW  Seafood Watch Good Alternative 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Pacific Ocean (International) Longline NEW  Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Marlin, Blue    USA - Hawaii  Longline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Troll/Pole Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Pacific Ocean
(International)  
Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Purse Seine Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Marlin, Striped    USA - Hawaii (Eastern Central) Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Hawaii (Western Central) Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Pacific Ocean
(International)  
Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Purse Seine
Troll/Pole 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated 

Ocean Wise Unrated

 

Opah  USA - Hawaii Longline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Pacific Ocean - North
Pacific Ocean - South
Pacific Ocean - West Central  
Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Pomfret, Brilliant USA - Hawaii Handline
Longline 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Pomfret, Sickle  USA - Hawaii  Longline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Handline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Shark, Blue   USA - Hawaii Longline NEW  Seafood Watch Good Alternative 

Ocean Wise Recommended 

USA - Atlantic Longline NEW  Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Atlantic Ocean - North
Atlantic Ocean - South
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean 
Longline NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Shark, Porbeagle Canada - North Atlantic Longline NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Shark, Shortfin Mako     USA - Atlantic Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Pacific  Shallow-Set Longline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Deep-Set Longline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Atlantic Ocean - North
Atlantic Ocean - South
Canada - North Atlantic
Pacific Ocean - North
Pacific Ocean - South
Pacific Ocean - West Central
Indian Ocean
 
Longline  NEW  Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended 

Massachusetts
New England
Bottom Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated 

Ocean Wise Unrated

Shark, Silky Pacific Ocean - North
Pacific Ocean - South
Pacific Ocean - East 
Indian Ocean 
Longline  NEW   Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended 

Spearfish, Shortbill   USA - Hawaii  Longline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Handline
Purse Seine 
Troll/Pole 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Pacific Ocean Handline
Pelagic Longline
Purse Seine
Troll/Pole 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Swordfish  Sri Lanka Longline NEW   Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended 

Indian Ocean Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended 

Wahoo    USA - Atlantic  Handline
Troll/Pole 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Hawaii Troll/Pole Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

 Longline NEW  Seafood Watch Good Alternative 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended 

Atlantic Ocean - North
Atlantic Ocean - South 
Purse Seine - Floating Object NEW   Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended 

  

Seafood Watch Logo Seafood Watch Updates- June 1, 2016

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Crab, Atlantic Rock USA - Massachusetts Pot Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Connecticut
USA - Maine
USA - Maryland
USA - New Hampshire
USA - New Jersey
USA - New York
USA - Rhode Island
USA - Virginia 
Pot Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Crab, Jonah USA - Atlantic Pot
 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Flounder, Winter
(Blackback) 
Canada Bottom Trawl  NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Mullet, Striped USA - Florida Beach Seine
Cast Net 
Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Strike Net Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

USA - Louisiana Beach Seine
Cast Net
Strike Net 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

  

Seafood Watch Logo Seafood Watch Updates- May 2, 2016

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Scallops, Peruvian Peru - Sechura Bay Diver-caught Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Scup USA - Atlantic Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Floating Trap
Pot/Trap
 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Skate, Winter USA - Atlantic Bottom Gillnet
Bottom Trawl 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Snapper, Gray USA - Gulf of Mexico Diver-caught (Spearfishing) NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Handline NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - South Atlantic Handline NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Snapper, Lane Brazil - Atlantic Handline
Trap 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Snapper, Mutton Brazil - Atlantic Handline
Trap 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Snapper, Yellowtail Brazil - Atlantic Handline
Trap 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

  

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- April 11, 2016

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Flounder, Summer

USA - Atlantic

Handline NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Bottom Gillnet
Trap Net 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Flounder, Windowpane USA - Mid-Atlantic
USA - Southern New England 
Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Georges Bank
USA - Gulf of Maine 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Flounder, Winter (Blackback)

USA - Gulf of Maine Bottom Trawl
Bottom Gillnet 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Georges Bank
USA - Southern New England 
Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Mid-Atlantic Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Flounder, Witch USA - Atlantic  Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Flounder, Yellowtail USA - Mid-Atlantic
USA - Southern New England 
Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Cape Cod
USA - Gulf of Maine 
Bottom Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Cape Cod
USA - Georges Bank
USA - Gulf of Maine 
Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Halibut, Atlantic USA - Atlantic Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Plaice, Atlantic (aka American) USA - Atlantic Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

 

 

 Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- March 1, 2016

FINFISH
SHELLFISH

 

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Flounder, Arrowtooth Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Hake, Offshore USA - Atlantic Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Hake, Red USA - Atlantic Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Hake, Silver USA - Atlantic Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Lingcod Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Perch, Pacific Ocean Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Rockfish, Canary Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Rockfish, Darkblotched Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Rockfish, Greenstriped Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Rockfish, Redbanded Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Rockfish, Redstripe Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Rockfish, Rougheye Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Rockfish, Shortraker Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Rockfish, Silvergray Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Rockfish, Widow Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Rockfish, Yellowmouth Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Rockfish, Yellowtail Canada - British Columbia Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

  

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Clam, Atlantic Surf USA - Atlantic Hydraulic Clam Dredge Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Hard USA - Virginia Rakes Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Clam, Northern Quahog  USA - Massachusetts
USA - North Carolina
USA - Rhode Island 
Rakes Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - New York Rakes NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Ocean Quahog USA - Atlantic Hydraulic Clam Dredge Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Softshell USA - Maine
USA - Massachusetts 
Rakes Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Crab, Beni-zuwai Russia - Bering Sea
Russia - Sea of Okhotsk
Russia - Northern Sea of Japan 
Pot NEW Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Crab, Chinese Mitten Russia - Bering Sea
Russia - Sea of Okhotsk
Russia - Northern Sea of Japan
 Pot NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Crab, Hanasaki Russia - Bering Sea
Russia - Sea of Okhotsk
Russia - Northern Sea of Japan 
Pot  NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Crab, Kegani Russia - Bering Sea
Russia - Sea of Okhotsk
Russia - Northern Sea of Japan 
Pot NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Crab, King (Blue)  Alaska - St. Matthew Island Bering Sea Pot NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Russia - Bering Sea
Russia - Sea of Okhotsk
Russia - Northern Sea of Japan 
Pot NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Crab, King (Golden)  Alaska - Aleutian Islands Pot Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Russia - Bering Sea
Russia - Sea of Okhotsk
Russia - Northern Sea of Japan 
Pot NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Crab, King (Red)  Alaska - Bristol Bay Pot Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Russia - Bering Sea
Russia - Sea of Okhotsk
Russia - Northern Sea of Japan 
Pot NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Crab, Snow (opilio)  Alaska - Bering Sea Pot Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Russia - Bering Sea
Russia - Sea of Okhotsk
Russia - Northern Sea of Japan 
Pot NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Crab, Southern Tanner (bairdi)  Alaska - Bering Sea Pot NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Russia - Bering Sea
Russia - Sea of Okhotsk
Russia - Northern Sea of Japan 
Pot NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Crab, Triangle Tanner Russia - Bering Sea
Russia - Sea of Okhotsk
Russia - Northern Sea of Japan 
Pot NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Shrimp, Northern  Canada - Nova Scotia Trap NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Canada - British Columbia Bottom Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Shrimp, Whiteleg China  Farmed - Ponds NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

  

 

FishWatch LogoNOAA Fisheries Q4 2015 Updates

Stock & Management

Previous Status

Current Status

Old FSSI Score

New FSSI Score

Bluefish - Atlantic Coast
(MAFMC)
B/BMSY > 80% B/BMSY < 80% NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4
Flounder, Windowpane - Gulf of Maine / Georges Bank (NEFMC) Subject to Overfishing Not Subject to Overfishing NOAA FSSI Score 1 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4
Flounder, Winter - Georges Bank (NEFMC) Not Subject to Overfishing
Not Overfished - Rebuilding 
Subject to Overfishing
Overfished 
NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 1 out of 4
Flounder, Yellowtail - Southern New England / Mid-Atlantic (NEFMC) Not Subject to Overfishing
Not Overfished
Subject to Overfishing
Overfished  
NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 1 out of 4
Gray Triggerfish - Gulf of Mexico (GMFMC) Subject to Overfishing  Not Subject to Overfishing NOAA FSSI Score 1 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4
Greater Amberjack - Gulf of Mexico (GMFMC)) Subject to Overfishing Not Subject to Overfishing NOAA FSSI Score 1 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4
Sardine, Pacific - Pacific Coast (PFMC) B/BMSY > 80% B/BMSY < 80% NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4
Shrimp, Pink - Gulf of Mexico (GMFMC) B/BMSY < 80% B/BMSY > 80% NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- February 1, 2016

GIANT TIGER PRAWN, WHITELEG SHRIMP, JUMBO SQUID
SALMON (ATLANTIC, CHINOOK, CHUM, COHO, PINK, SOCKEYE)


Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Prawn, Giant Tiger Indonesia Farmed - Ponds Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Shrimp, Whiteleg Indonesia Farmed - Ponds Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Squid, Jumbo Chile
Peru 
 Jig NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

  

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Salmon, Atlantic  Maine Farmed - Net Pen NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Canada - Atlantic Farmed - Net Pen
 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Salmon, Chinook   
 
California - Horse Mt. to US/Mexico Border
California - Humbug Mt. to Horse Mt.
Troll Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

California - Klamath River Drift Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

California Seine Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Oregon - Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt.
Oregon - Humbug Mt. to Horse Mt.
Oregon - North of Cape Falcon 
Troll Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Oregon - Columbia River
Oregon - Klamath River 
Drift Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Oregon Seine Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Washington - Coastal Rivers Drift Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
Washington - North of Cape Falcon Troll Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Washington - Columbia River   Drift Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Washington - Puget Sound Troll
Drift Gillnet
Purse Seine 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

 Salmon, Chum  Washington - Coastal Rivers  Drift Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
Washington - Puget Sound Drift Gillnet
Purse Seine
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Washington Troll Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Oregon
California 
Troll
Drift Gillnet
Purse Seine
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

 Salmon, Coho       Oregon - North of Cape Falcon Troll Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Oregon - Columbia River Drift Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Oregon Purse Seine Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Washington - Coastal Rivers Drift Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
Washington - North of Cape Falcon

Troll Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Washington - Puget Sound Troll
Drift Gillnet
Purse Seine
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Washington - Columbia River Drift Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

California Troll
Drift Gillnet
Purse Seine
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

 Salmon, Pink  Washington - Puget Sound  Drift Gillnet
Purse Seine 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative  Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Troll Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Oregon
California 
Troll
Drift Gillnet
Purse Seine
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Salmon, Sockeye     Oregon - Columbia River Drift Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Oregon Troll
Purse Seine 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Washington - Coastal Rivers Drift Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative 

Ocean Wise Recommended

Washington - Columbia River Drift Gillnet  Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Washington - Puget Sound Drift Gillnet
Purse Seine 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Washington  Troll Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

California Troll
Drift Gillnet
Purse Seine
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

  

 Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- January 25, 2016

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Salmon, Atlantic Norway - Kvarøy and Selsøyvik Farms Farmed - Net Pen NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

  

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- January 11, 2016

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Firefish, Devil

USA Spear
Trap 
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice 

Ocean Wise Recommended

Lionfish, Red USA Spear
Trap 
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Lobster, Caribbean Spiny USA - Florida Trap Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Octopus, Day Indonesia Handline
Spear
Trap
 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Prawn, Giant Tiger India Farmed - Ponds NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Shrimp, Whiteleg India Farmed - Ponds NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Bigeye  Atlantic Troll/Pole
Unassociated Purse Seine 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Atlantic Greenstick
Longline 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Yellowfin  Atlantic Troll/Pole Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Atlantic Greenstick Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended