Sustainable Seafood Updates

 

 Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- June 5, 2017

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Mullet, Red United Kingdom - Cornwall

Bottom Gillnets
Bottom Trawl
Beam Trawl

NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Prawn, Giant Tiger Malaysia Ponds NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Salmon, Atlantic ASC-Certified Net Pen NEW Seafood Watch Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Not Recommended
Shrimp, Whiteleg

Malaysia Ponds NEW

Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tilapia BAP 2/3/4-Star Farmed NEW Seafood Watch Eco-Certification Recommended* Ocean Wise Not Recommended

  

Seafood Watch LogoSeafood Watch Updates- May 1, 2017

Species

 Origin  Method(s) Old Rating  New Seafood Watch Rating New Ocean Wise Rating
Amberjack, Greater USA - Gulf of Mexico Diver
Handline
NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

USA - Southeast Atlantic Diver NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Handline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Bass, Largemouth

USA  Ponds Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Char, Arctic Canada Land-based Flow Through Systems Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Crab, Snow    Canada - Gulf of St. Lawrence (South) Trap Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Recommended

Canada - Nova Scotia (East) Trap Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Recommended

Canada - Newfoundland and Labrador Trap Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Grouper, Black Mexico Bottom Longline NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Grouper, Red Mexico Bottom Longline NEW Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Halibut, Atlantic Canada - Nova Scotia Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Best Choice

Ocean Wise Recommended

Rockfish, Blackspotted Gulf of Alaska Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Recommended

Scallop, Bay USA - Massachusetts
USA - New York
Dredge NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Scallop, Reddish Canada - British Columbia Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Scallop, Sea USA - Georges Bank
USA - Mid-Atlantic 
Dredge Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch - Eco-Certification Recommended*

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Scallop, Spiny  Canada - British Columbia Bottom Trawl Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Seatrout, Spotted USA - Mississippi Hook and Line Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

USA - Mississippi
USA - North Carolina
USA - Virginia 
Haul Seine
Gillnet 
Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Shad, American USA - Connecticut River
USA - Deleware River
USA - Georgia
USA - North Carolina
USA - South Carolina 
Gillnet Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Shark, Blacktip USA - Gulf of Mexico
USA - Southeast Atlantic 
Bottom Longline
Driftnet
Strikenet 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

 

Shark, Common Thresher  USA - Pacific Longline Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated 

Ocean Wise Unrated

 

USA - Atlantic Gillnet
Longline 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Shark, Sandbar USA - Gulf of Mexico
USA - Southeast Atlantic 
Bottom Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Shark, Shortfin Mako  USA - Pacific Longline  Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

 

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

Ocean Wise Unrated

 

Shark, Smooth Dogfish USA - Mid-Atlantic Bottom Trawl
Gillnet 
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

 

Shark, Spiny Dogfish Canada - Atlantic Bottom Longline Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Shark (All remaining from 2005 report) USA - Atlantic
Mexico 
Bottom Trawl
Set Longline
Set Gillnet
Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Tilapia Colombia Net Pens Seafood Watch Avoid Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Canada - MDM Aqua Farms Closed Tanks Seafood Watch Best Choice Seafood Watch Unrated

Ocean Wise Unrated

Trout, Rainbow (Steelhead) USA - Washington (Hoh River) Midwater Gillnet Seafood Watch Good Alternative Seafood Watch Avoid

Ocean Wise Not Recommended


   

 

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 Swordfish Large Mesh Drift Gillnets 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) 
Swordfish Large Mesh Drift Gillnets 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) 
Swordfish Large Mesh Drift Gillnets 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 Swordfish Large Mesh Drift Gillnets NEW Seafood Watch Good Alternative

Ocean Wise Not Recommended

Tuna, Pacific Bluefin USA - California Swordfish Large Mesh Drift Gillnets 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

  

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