Sustainable Seafood Updates

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- November 4, 2019

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Clams, Geoduck Canada - British Columbia Hand Implements Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

USA - Washington Hand Implements Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Cod, Atlantic

Marine Stewardship Council Certified Fisheries: DFPO Denmark North Sea & Skagerrak; Norway North Sea Demersal; Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group North Sea

All Applicable Methods  Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*  Seafood Watch Unrated Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Crab, Dungeness   Canada - British Columbia Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

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

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - California;
USA - Oregon;
USA - Washington

Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Flounder, Summer    USA - Atlantic Ocean   Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Barriers, Fences, Weirs, Corrals, etc.

Seafood Watch Avoid

Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
 Set Gillnets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

 

USA - Atlantic Ocean (Mid-Atlantic Fishery); USA - Atlantic Ocean (New England Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Flounder, Windowpane USA - Mid-Atlantic; 
USA - New England
Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

USA - Gulf of Maine;
USA - Georges Bank
Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Flounder, Winter (Blackback Flounder)   USA - Atlantic (Mid-Atlantic Fishery); 
USA - Atlantic (New England Fishery)
 Bottom Trawls  Seafood Watch Avoid  Seafood Watch Avoid  Ocean Wise Not Recommended
USA - Georges Bank Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
USA - Gulf of Maine Bottom Trawls;
Set Gillnets
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Flounder, Witch USA - Atlantic (Mid-Atlantic Fishery); 
USA - Atlantic (New England Fishery)
Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Flounder, Yellowtail  USA - Atlantic (Mid-Atlantic Fishery); 
USA - Atlantic (New England Fishery); 
USA - Cape Cod and Gulf of Maine;
USA - Georges Bank
Bottom Trawls  Seafood Watch Avoid  Seafood Watch Avoid  Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
USA - Cape Cod and Gulf of Maine Set Gillnets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Hake, White USA - Atlantic Ocean Set Longlines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative  Ocean Wise Recommended 
Set Gillnets Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Halibut, Atlantic USA - New England Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Octopus, Brazil Reef Mexico - Gulf of Mexico Trolling Lines NEW Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Octopus, Common  Mexico - Gulf of Mexico Trolling Lines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid  Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Octopus, Mexican Four-Eyed  Mexico - Gulf of Mexico Trolling Lines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid  Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Plaice, American USA - New England Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended

 

FishWatch LogoNOAA Fisheries Q3 2019 Updates

Stock & Management

Previous Status

Current Status

Old FSSI Score

New FSSI Score

Bluefish - Atlantic Coast  Not Overfished Overfished NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4
Blueline Tilefish - Southern Atlantic Coast Subject to Overfishing Not Subject to Overfishing NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4  NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4
Cowcod - Southern California Not Overfished - Rebuilding Rebuilt NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4
Little Skate - Georges Bank/ Southern New England 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- October 7, 2019

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Carp, Bighead USA - Mississippi River Basin

Combined Gillnets - Trammel Nets;
Fyke Nets;
Seine Nets

NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Carp, Common USA - Mississippi River Basin Combined Gillnets - Trammel Nets;
Fyke Nets;
Seine Nets
NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Carp, Grass USA - Mississippi River Basin Combined Gillnets - Trammel Nets;
Fyke Nets;
Seine Nets
NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Carp, Silver USA - Mississippi River Basin Combined Gillnets - Trammel Nets;
Fyke Nets;
Seine Nets
NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Crab, Florida Stone

USA - Florida (Atlantic);
USA - Florida (Gulf of Mexico)

Pots Seafood Watch Best Choice

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Crab, Blue Swimming

China

Bottom Trawls;
Pots;
Set Gillnets

Seafood Watch Avoid

Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Crab, Gulf Stone USA - Florida (Atlantic);
USA - Florida (Gulf of Mexico)
Pots Seafood Watch Best Choice

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Flounder, Southern USA - Texas

Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines;
Harpoons

NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Lobster, California Spiny Mexico

Traps

Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Lobster, Caribbean Spiny   Mexico - Caribbean Sea - Quintana Roo (South)

Diving

Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Mexico - Caribbean Sea - Yucatan and Quintana Roo (North) Diving Seafood Watch Best Choice

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Mexico - Gulf of Mexico - Yucatan Traps NEW

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Monkfish USA - Atlantic Bottom Trawls;
Set Gillnets
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Toothfish, Patagonian  Chile Longline (Deep-set)

Seafood Watch Avoid

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Prince Edward Islands Longline (Deep-set)

Seafood Watch Avoid

Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

  

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- August 5, 2019 

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Brill          United Kingdom  Combined Gillnets-Trammel Nets NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Beam Trawls NEW

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended 

Bottom Trawls NEW

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Clams, Pacific Razor USA - Quinault Indian Reservation Hand Implements Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Canada - British Columbia Hand Implements Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska;
USA - Oregon;
USA - Washington

Hand Implements Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Salmon, Atlantic Chile - Sixty South Brand Marine Net Pens Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Shrimp, Giant Freshwater Asia Ponds Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

  

FishWatch LogoNOAA Fisheries Q2 2019 Updates

Stock & Management

Previous Status

Current Status

Old FSSI Score

New FSSI Score

Pacific Cod - Gulf of Alaska (NPFMC) B/BMSY > 80% B/BMSY < 80% NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4
Pacific Sardine - Northern Subpopulation (PFMC) Not Overfished Overfished NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4  NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4
Sablefish - Eastern Bering Sea / Aleutian Islands / Gulf of Alaska B/BMSY > 80% B/BMSY < 80% NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4
Snow Crab - Bering Sea (NPFMC) 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- July 1, 2019

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Prawn, Giant Freshwater

Central America;
North America;
South America

Ponds Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Salmon, Coho     USA - Columbia River (Below Bonneville Dam) Gillnets and Entangling Nets NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative 

Ocean Wise Not Recommended 

USA - Columbia River (Above Bonneville Dam) Gillnets and Entangling Nets

Seafood Watch Avoid

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Smelt, Rainbow Canada - Gulf of St. Lawrence (Autumn Fishery) Stationary Uncovered Pound Nets NEW

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Canada - Gulf of St. Lawrence (Winter Fishery) Stationary Uncovered Pound Nets NEW

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

  

 

 Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- June 3, 2019

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Bowfin USA - Louisiana Set Gillnets NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Lingcod USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska) Jig NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Set Longlines NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Trolling Lines NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Rockfish, Yelloweye USA - Alaska - Gulf of Alaska (Pacific Halibut Longline Fishery) Set Longlines NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Salmon, Chinook Canada - British Columbia Marine Net Pen NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Unrated

  

 

 FishWatch LogoNOAA Fisheries Q1 2019 Updates

Stock & Management

Previous Status

Current Status

Old FSSI Score

New FSSI Score

Summer Flounder - Mid-Atlantic Coast (MAFMC) Overfishing- Yes Overfishing- No NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- May 6, 2019 

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Crab, Blue             USA - Maryland   Trotline Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended 

USA - Alabama Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Delaware Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - New Jersey Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Florida (Atlantic) Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Florida (Gulf of Mexico) Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Georgia  Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Louisiana  Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Mississippi Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - North Carolina Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - South Carolina Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Texas Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Virginia Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Mahi-mahi   Ecuador Drifting Longlines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Panama Drifting Longlines Seafood Watch Avoid

Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Guatemala Drifting Longlines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Shrimp, Atlantic Seabob Guyana Bottom Trawls NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended


   

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- April 1, 2019

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 Not Recommended 

 Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

 

 Set Gillnets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
 Set Longlines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
USA - Gulf of Maine    Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative  Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Set Gillnets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Set Longlines Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Cod, Pacific         USA - Alaska (Bering Sea)    Set Longlines Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Pots Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Jig Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska (Bering Sea Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska)    Set Longlines Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Pots Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Jig Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Recommended

Flounder, Arrowtooth   USA - Alaska (Bering Sea) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska (Bering Sea Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Recommended

 

USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended
Flounder, Kamchatka  USA - Alaska (Bering Sea) Bottom Trawls NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice 

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska (Bering Sea Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended
Haddock      USA - Georges Bank   Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Set Longlines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
USA - Gulf of Maine   Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Set Longlines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Mackerel, Atka USA - Alaska (Bering Sea) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Plaice, Alaska USA - Alaska (Bering Sea Flatfish Trawl Fishery)  Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Recommended

 

Pollock, Atlantic      USA - Georges Bank   Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Set Gillnets Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
USA - Gulf of Maine   Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole-and-Lines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Set Gillnets Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Rockfish, Blackspotted  USA - Alaska (Bering Sea) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Rockfish, Light Dusky USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Rockfish, Northern  USA - Alaska (Bering Sea) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Rockfish, Pacific Ocean Perch   USA - Alaska (Bering Sea Atka Mackerel Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska (Bering Sea) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

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

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska (Sablefish Longline Fishery) Set Longlines NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Rockfish, Shortraker  USA - Alaska (Bering Sea) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Rockfish, Shortspine Thornyhead  USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska (Sablefish Longline Fishery) Set Longlines NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Rockfish, Yelloweye  USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska Pacific Cod Longline Fishery) Set Longlines NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Alaska (Sablefish Longline Fishery) Set Longlines NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
 Sablefish  USA - Alaska  Set Longlines  Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
 Pots Seafood Watch Best Choice  Seafood Watch Best Choice 

Ocean Wise Recommended

 

Sole, Butter USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended 
Sole, Dover USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended 
Sole, Flathead   USA - Alaska (Bering Sea) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice  Seafood Watch Best Choice Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - Alaska (Bering Sea Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended
Sole, Northern Rock  USA - Alaska (Bering Sea Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended 
Sole, Rex  USA - Alaska (Bering Sea Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended
Sole, Southern Rock USA - Alaska (Gulf of Alaska Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended
Sole, Yellowfin USA - Alaska (Bering Sea Flatfish Trawl Fishery) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Recommended

 

Turbot, Greenland   USA - Alaska (Bering Sea)  Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice Ocean Wise Recommended
Set Longlines Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative  Ocean Wise Recommended 
USA - Alaska (Bering Sea Flatfish Trawl Fishery)  Bottom Trawls  Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Recommended

 


 

FishWatch LogoNOAA Fisheries Q4 2018 Updates

Stock & Management

Previous Status

Current Status

Old FSSI Score

New FSSI Score

Atlantic Herring - Northwestern Atlantic Coast (NEFMC) Approaching an Overfished Condition- No Approaching an Overfished Condition- Yes NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4
Blue King Crab - Saint Matthew Island (NPFMC) Overfished- No Overfished- Yes NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4
Blueline Tilefish - Southern Atlantic Coast (SAFMC) Overfishing- No Overfishing- Yes NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4
Caribbean Spiny Lobster - Puerto Rico (CFMC) Overfishing- Yes Overfishing- No NOAA FSSI Score 0.5 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 1.5 out of 4
Gray Triggerfish - Gulf of Mexico (GMFMC) Overfishing- Yes Overfishing- No NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4
Greater Amberjack - Gulf of Mexico Overfishing- Yes Overfishing- No NOAA FSSI Score 1 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 2 out of 4
Little Skate - Georges Bank / Southern New England (NEFMC) B/BMSY > 80% B/BMSY < 80% NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4
Puerto Rico Triggerfishes and Filefishes Complex (CFMC) Overfishing- Yes Overfishing- No NOAA FSSI Score 0.5 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 1.5 out of 4
Spiny Dogfish - Atlantic Coast (NEFMC / MAFMC) B/BMSY > 80% B/BMSY < 80% NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4


  

 

 Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- February 4, 2019

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Squid, California Market USA - California Purse Seine - Unassociated Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

 

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- January 14, 2019

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Amberjack, Yellowtail       Mexico - Gulf of California   Encircling Gillnets NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole and Lines NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Set Gillnets NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Mexico - Pacific Ocean   Trolling Lines NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Drifting Gillnets NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Set Gillnets NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Mexico - Isla Natividad Handlines and Hand-Operated Pole and Lines Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Carp, Common  USA - Great Lakes  Barriers, fences, weirs, corrals, etc. NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Seine Nets  NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
Crab, Blue Swimming                           Sri Lanka - Gulf of Mannar Gillnets and Entangling Nets NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Sri Lanka - Palk Bay Gillnets and Entangling Nets NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Indonesia - Sulawesi  Gillnets and Entangling Nets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Indonesia - Java  Gillnets and Entangling Nets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Indonesia - Sumatra  Gillnets and Entangling Nets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Indonesia - Pacific Ocean (Western Central) Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated Ocean Wise Unrated
Philippines - Palawan  Gillnets and Entangling Nets NEW Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Pots NEW Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Philippines - Visayan Sea  Gillnets and Entangling Nets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Philippines - Tawi-Tawi Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated Ocean Wise Unrated
Set Gillnets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated Ocean Wise Unrated
Thailand - Andaman Sea  Gillnets and Entangling Nets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Thailand - Gulf of Thailand  Gillnets and Entangling Nets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Vietnam - Gulf of Thailand   Traps NEW Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Gillnets and Entangling Nets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Vietnam - Pacific Ocean (Northwest) Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated Ocean Wise Unrated
Gillnets and Entangling Nets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated Ocean Wise Unrated
China   Bottom Trawls Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated Ocean Wise Unrated
Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated Ocean Wise Unrated
Set Gillnets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated Ocean Wise Unrated
Crab, Warty Swimming  China  Bottom Trawls NEW Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Lobster, Caribbean Spiny          Bahamas  Diving Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended
Traps Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - Florida Pots Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Belize  Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Diving Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Brazil Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Honduras  Diving Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Nicaragua  Diving Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Pots Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Scallop, Peruvian Peru - Sechura Bay Diving Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated Ocean Wise Unrated
Smelt, Eulachon Canada - British Columbia  Conical Nets, Seine Nets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated Ocean Wise Unrated
Smelt, Surf   USA - Washington (Puget Sound) Beach Seines NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative Ocean Wise Recommended
USA - California  Cast Nets NEW Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Scoopnets NEW Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Trout, Rainbow    Canada  Freshwater Net Pens NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative 

Ocean Wise Unrated

Raceways and Tanks NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Unrated

Colombia Freshwater Net Pens NEW Seafood Watch Avoid  Ocean Wise Not Recommended 
Raceways and Tanks NEW  Seafood Watch Avoid Ocean Wise Not Recommended