2022 Seafood Watch Updates

 

Seafood Watch

 Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch uses science-based information to evaluate the most common items available in the North American seafood market against environmental sustainability criteria. Recommendations are updated at least once every three years or as soon as new information is made available, and recommendation updates are released once a month. 

 


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July

 

Species Name Origin Method Old SFW Rating New SFW Rating
Green Jobfish Snapper USA - Hawaii (Eastern Central Pacific) Handlines and hand-operated pole-and-lines Good Alternative Best Choice
Trolling Lines Good Alternative Best Choice
Red Swamp Crayfish USA Ponds Best Choice Best Choice

 


 

April

 

Species Name Origin Method Old SFW Rating New SFW Rating
Atlantic Sturgeon Canada - St. Lawrence River Estuary Set Gillnet Avoid Good Alternative
Dolphinfish   Indonesia - Indian Ocean Drifting Longline Avoid Avoid
Indonesia - West Central Pacific Drifting Longline Avoid Avoid
Taiwan - Western Central Pacific Drifting Longline Avoid Avoid
Lake Sturgeon Canada - St. Lawrence River Set Gillnet Avoid Good Alternative
Lake Whitefish  Canada - Lake Winnipegosis Set Gillnet Seafood Watch - Not Applicable Avoid
Canada - Lake Winnipeg Set Gillnet Avoid Avoid
Northern Pike   Canada - Lake Manitoba Set Gillnet Avoid Avoid
Canada - Lake Winnipeg Set Gillnet Avoid Avoid
Canada - Lake Winnipegosis Set Gillnet Avoid Avoid
Walleye   Canada - Lake Manitoba Set Gillnet Avoid Avoid
Canada - Lake Winnipeg Set Gillnet Avoid Avoid
Canada - Lake Winnipegosis Set Gillnet Avoid Avoid
Yellow Perch Canada - Lake Manitoba Set Gillnet Good Alternative Seafood Watch - Not Applicable

 


 

March

 

Species Name Origin Method Old SFW Rating New SFW Rating
Channel Catfish USA Ponds Best Choice Best Choice
Cobia Panama Marine Net Pen Good Alternative Good Alternative

 


 

February

 

Species Name Origin Method Old SFW Rating New SFW Rating
Deepsea Red Crab USA - Northwest Atlantic Traps Good Alternative Seafood Watch - Not Applicable

  


 

January

 

Species Name Origin Method Old SFW Rating New SFW Rating
Blue Tilefish      USA - Gulf of Mexico Set Longline Good Alternative Good Alternative
USA - Mid-Atlantic Set Longline Best Choice Best Choice
USA - South Atlantic Handlines and hand-operated pole-and-lines Best Choice Best Choice
Set Longline Best Choice Best Choice
Blueline Tilefish USA - Gulf of Mexico Handlines and hand-operated pole-and-lines Good Alternative Good Alternative
Set Longline Good Alternative Good Alternative
USA - South Atlantic Handlines and hand-operated pole-and-lines Avoid Good Alternative
Set Longline Avoid Good Alternative
Giant Pacific Octopus Canada - British Columbia (Dungeness Crab Fishery) Pots Good Alternative Good Alternative
Canada - British Columbia (Spot Prawn Fishery) Pots Good Alternative Good Alternative
USA - Alaska - Bering Sea (Pacific Cod Pot Fishery) Pots Best Choice Best Choice
USA - Alaska - Gulf of Alaska (Pacific Cod Pot Fishery) Pots Best Choice Best Choice