Sustainable Seafood Updates

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- October 1, 2018

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Amberjack, Yellowtail USA - California Drift Gillnets
Set Gillnets
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines  Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
Seabass, Giant USA - California Drift Gillnets NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Set Gillnets NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Seabass, White USA - California Drift Gillnets
Set Gillnets
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines  Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended

  

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- September 4, 2018

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Salmon, Atlantic Faroe Islands Marine Net Pen NEW

Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Shrimp, Argentine Red Argentina Bottom Trawls (Coastal Fleet) NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Snapper, Red Mexico - Gulf of Mexico Vertical Lines NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Snapper, Yellowtail Mexico - Gulf of Mexico Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines (Artisanal Fleet) NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Squid, Longfin USA - Mid-Atlantic Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Squid, Northern Shortfin USA - Mid-Atlantic Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated


   

FishWatch LogoNOAA Fisheries Q2 2018 FSSI Updates

Stock & Management

Previous Status

Current Status

Old FSSI Score

New FSSI Score

Atlantic Mackerel - Gulf of Maine / Cape Hatteras (NEFMC) Overfishing - unknown
Overfished - unknown
Subject to overfishing
Overfished
NOAA FSSI Score 0 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 1 out of 4
Chinook Salmon - Klamath River Fall Run (PFMC) Approaching an overfished condition Overfished NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4
Chinook Salmon -  Sacramento River Fall Run (PFMC) Not overfished Overfished NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4
Silver Hake - Southern Georges Bank / Mid-Atlantic (NEFMC) B/BMSY > 80% B/BMSY < 80% NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4

 

FishWatch LogoNOAA Fisheries Q2 2018 Non-FSSI Updates

Stock & Management

Stock Definitions

Previous Status

Current Status

Cabezon - Oregon (PFMC) Not reported New stock N/A Subject to overfishing
Not overfished

Lingcod - Northern Pacific Coast (PFMC)

Lingcod - Southern Pacific Coast (PFMC)

Previously reported coastwide Split Not subject to overfishing
Not overfished
Not subject to overfishing
Not overfished

Rockfish, Black - California (PFMC)

Rockfish, Black - Oregon (PFMC)

Rockfish, Black - Washington (PFMC)

Previously reported as Northern and Southern Pacific Coast Split Overfishing - unknown
Not overfished
Overfishing - unknown
Not overfished

Rockfish, China - Central Pacific Coast (PFMC)

Rockfish, China - Nothern Pacific Coast (PFMC)

Rockfish, China - Southern Pacific Coast (PFMC)

Previously reported coastwide Split Not subject to overfishing
Not overfished
Not subject to overfishing
Not overfished
Rockfish, Oregon Blue & Deacon Complex (PFMC) Not reported New stock N/A Overfishing - unknown
Not overfished
Salmon, Chinook - Columbia River Basin: Upper Summer (PFMC) N/A N/A Not subject to overfishing Subject to overfishing
Salmon, Coho - Puget Sound: Skagit (PFMC) N/A N/A  Approaching an overfished condition  Not approaching an overfished condition
Salmon, Coho - Puget Sound: Snohomish (PFMC) N/A  N/A  Not overfished  Overfished 
Salmon, Coho - Puget Sound: Stillaguamish (PFMC) N/A N/A Subject to overfishing Not subject to overfishing
Salmon, Coho - Washington Coast: Queets (PFMC) N/A N/A Approaching an overfished condition Overfished
Salmon, Coho - Washington Coast: Strait of Juan de Fuca (PFMC) N/A N/A Not overfished Overfished
Tuna, Bigeye - Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WPFMC) N/A N/A Subject to overfishing Not subject to overfishing

 

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- July 2, 2018

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Cod, Atlantic USA - Georges Bank Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Octopus, Common  Philippines  Hand Implements Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid  Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Vertical Lines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

 

Octopus, Day  Philippines  Hand Implements Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Vertical Lines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Pollock, Atlantic  USA - Georges Bank Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative  Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - Gulf of Maine Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Pompano, Florida  Worldwide Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

China, Dominican Republic, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam Marine Net Pen Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Pompano, Snubnose  Worldwide Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

China, Dominican Republic, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam Marine Net Pen Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Sardinella, Brazilian Brazil Purse Seine NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Scallop, Lion's Paw Mexico - Laguna Ojo de Liebre, Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur  Diving Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated 

Ocean Wise Unrated

Scallop, Pacific Calico Mexico - Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur Diving Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

  

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- May 7, 2018

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Alfonsin a Casta New Zealand (BYX1 Management Area) Midwater Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

New Zealand (BYX2 Management Area) Midwater Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

New Zealand (BYX3 Management Area) Midwater Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Barramundi Indonesia - Eastern Drift Gillnets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Drifting Longlines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Handlines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Bream, Red New Zealand (BYX1 Management Area) Midwater Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

New Zealand (BYX2 Management Area) Midwater Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

New Zealand (BYX3 Management Area) Midwater Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Oyster, Eastern          USA - Delaware Towed Dredges NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice 

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Maryland   Hand Implements NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative  Ocean Wise Recommended
Towed Dredges NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - New York Hand Implements NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - North Carolina  Hand Implements NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
Towed Dredges NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - Rhode Island Hand Implements  NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - South Carolina  Hand Implements NEW  Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
Towed Dredges NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - Virginia  Hand Implements NEW  Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
Towed Dredges NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
Sardine, Pacific USA - Pacific  Purse Seines Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Canada - Pacific Purse Seines Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated


   

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- April 2, 2018

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Clam, Asian Hard Worldwide Bottom Culture
Off-bottom Culture
Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Blood Worldwide Bottom Culture
Off-bottom Culture
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Chinese Razor Worldwide Bottom Culture
Off-bottom Culture
Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Hard Worldwide Bottom Culture
Off-bottom Culture
Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Japanese Carpet Shell Worldwide Bottom Culture
Off-bottom Culture
Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Lyrate Hard Worldwide Bottom Culture
Off-bottom Culture
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Pacific Littleneck Worldwide Bottom Culture
Off-bottom Culture
Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice  Ocean Wise Recommended
Clam, Softshell Worldwide Bottom Culture
Off-bottom Culture
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Clam, Venus Worldwide Bottom Culture
Off-bottom Culture
Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Cockle, Blood Worldwide Bottom Culture
Off-bottom Culture
Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Cockle, Common Worldwide Bottom Culture
Off-bottom Culture
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Drum, Black

USA - Louisiana Trotline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Texas Trotline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Flounder, California USA - California (Southern) Trolling Lines Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Prawn, Giant Tiger Myanmar Pond NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Scallop, Sea Canada - Atlantic Towed Dredges Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Recommended

Rockfish, Rougheye USA - Alaska (Aleutian Islands, Bering Sea) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended


   

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- March 5, 2018

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Prawn, Ridgeback (previously Pacific Rock Shrimp) USA - California Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Shrimp, Coonstriped USA - Alaska Pots Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - California Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Shrimp, Northern USA - Alaska Beam Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Canada - British Columbia Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Unrated

Shrimp, Pink (Ocean) USA - California Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Canada - British Columbia  Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Unrated

USA - Washington Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Recommended

Shrimp, Sidestriped USA - Alaska Beam Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Canada - British Columbia Beam Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Unrated

Shrimp, Spot Canada - British Columbia Traps Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska Pots Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - California  Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Washington Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

  

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- February 5, 2018

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Salmon, Atlantic Norway - Salten Aqua Group Marine Net Pens Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

   

FishWatch LogoNOAA Fisheries Q4 2017 Updates

Stock & Management

Previous Status

Current Status

Old FSSI Score

New FSSI Score

Gray Triggerfish - Gulf of Mexico (GMFMC) Not subject to overfishing
Overfished
Subject to overfishing
Not overfished-rebuilding
NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4
Golden King Crab - Aleutian Islands (NPFMC) Overfished - unknown Not overfished
B/BMSY > 80%
NOAA FSSI Score 1.5 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4
Pacific Ocean Perch - Pacific Coast 
(PFMC)
Overfished Rebuilt NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4
Red Hake - Southern Georges Bank / Mid-Atlantic (NEFMC) Not subject to overfishing
Not overfished
Subject to overfishing
Overfished
NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 1 out of 4
Red Snapper - Gulf of Mexico (GMFMC) Overfished Not overfished-rebuilding NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4
Shortin Mako - North Atlantic (HMS) Not subject to overfishing
Not overfished
Subject to overfishing
Overfished
NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 1 out of 4
Winter Flounder - Georges Bank (NEFMC) Subject to overfishing
Overfished
Not subject to overfishing
Not overfished
NOAA FSSI Score 1 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- January 8, 2018

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Crab, Arched Swimming Mexico - Pacific Ocean (Sinaloa) Traps NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Crab Rings NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Crab, Blue Mexico - Gulf of Mexico (Campeche) Scoopnets NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Crab Rings NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Crab, Cortez Swimming Mexico - Pacific Ocean (Sinaloa) Traps NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Crab Rings NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Mexico - Pacific Ocean (Sonora) Traps NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Swordfish Pacific Ocean - North Drifting Longlines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Albacore Pacific Ocean - North Drifting Longlines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Bigeye USA - Hawaii (Eastern Pacific Ocean, including vessels landing in California) Longline (Deep-Set) Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Hawaii (Western and Central Pacific Ocean) Longline (Deep-Set) Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Pacific Ocean - Western and Central Drifting Longlines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Pacific Ocean - Western and Central Purse Seine - Floating Object (FAD) Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Skipjack Pacific Ocean - Western and Central Hand-operated Pole-and-Lines
Trolling Lines
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Tuna, Yellowfin Pacific Ocean - Western and Central  Drifting Longlines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Pacific Ocean - Western and Central  Hand-operated Pole-and-Lines
Trolling Lines
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Pacific Ocean - Western and Central Handline Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended