Sustainable Seafood Updates

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- April 3, 2017

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Opah USA - California Driftnets NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Prawn, Giant Freshwater Bangladesh Ponds NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Prawn, Giant Tiger Bangladesh Ponds NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Shark, Common Thresher California
(Previously USA - Pacific) 
Driftnets Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Hawaii 
(Previously USA - Pacific) 
Driftnets Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Shark, Shortfin Mako Chile Driftnets NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

California
(Previously USA - Pacific) 
Driftnets Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Hawaii
(Previously USA - Pacific) 
Driftnets Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

USA - New England (Massachusetts) Bottom Longline
Pelagic Longline 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Swordfish North Atlantic
USA - North Atlantic 
Handline Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - North Atlantic
Canada - North Atlantic 
Harpoon Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

North Atlantic Harpoon Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Canada Handline Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

South Atlantic Handline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Harpoon Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

East Pacific   Harpoon Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Handline Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

USA - Hawaii Handline
Harpoon 
Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Northwest Pacific
Southwest Pacific
Western and Central Pacific
Indian Ocean 
Handline
Harpoon 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

USA - California Driftnets Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Mediterranean Gillnet
Handline
Harpoon 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Peru and Chile
(Previously South America) 
Driftnets Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tilapia, Nile Honduras Net Pens NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Triggerfish, Queen   Puerto Rico Bottom Longline
Diving
Pots 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Southeast Atlantic Handline NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Virgin Islands Diving
Pots 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Albacore USA - California Driftnets NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Pacific Bluefin USA - California Driftnets NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

  

FishWatch LogoNOAA Fisheries Q4 2016 Updates

Stock & Management

Previous Status

Current Status

Old FSSI Score

New FSSI Score

Greenland Halibut - Bering Sea / Aleutian Islands (NPFMC) B/BMSY < 80% B/BMSY > 80% NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4
Tilefish - Southern Atlantic Coast (SAFMC) Not Subject to Overfishing Subject to Overfishing NOAA FSSI Score 4 out of 4 NOAA FSSI Score 3 out of 4

 

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- Feb 6, 2017

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Snapper, Blacktail USA - Hawaii Diver
Handline
Surrounding Nets 
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Snapper, Bluestriped USA - Hawaii Handline
Surrounding Nets 
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Deep-set Handline NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Snapper, Lane


USA - Southeast Atlantic Handline NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Gulf of Mexico Handline
Bottom Longline 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Trout, Rainbow USA Ponds
Raceways 
Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Trout, Rainbow (Steelhead) USA - Washington (Quillayute Rivers) Midwater Gillnet NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Washington (Hoh River, Humptulpis River, Queets River, Quinault River) Midwater Gillnet NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Washington (Chehalis River) Midwater Gillnet NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tilapia Taiwan Ponds Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

  

 Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- January 9, 2017

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Abalone spp. Worldwide Farmed - Contained Production Systems Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Farmed - Sea Ranched Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Catfish, Channel China Farmed - Net Pens
Farmed - Ponds 
NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Cucumber, Giant Red Sea Canada - British Columbia Diver-caught NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Drum, Red USA Farmed - Ponds Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Krill, Antarctic Southern Ocean Midwater Trawl NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Mussels, Blue USA - North Atlantic (Maine, Rhode Island, New York) Dredge
Hand Rake 
NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Massachusetts Hand Rake NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Dredge NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Salmon, Atlantic  Chile - Verlasso Brand Farmed - Net Pen Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Bigeye USA - North Atlantic  Greenstick Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Yellowfin USA - North Atlantic Greenstick Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Atlantic Ocean Troll/Pole
Purse Seine - Unassociated 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

USA - Atlantic
USA - Gulf of Mexico 
Pelagic Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

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

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Walleye USA - Minnesota Handline
Bottom Gillnet 
NEW Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

  

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