Sustainable seafood guide

How to know which fish it's healthy to eat -- for you and our environment
Margo True

With the growing popularity of seafood, it's more important than ever to be aware of where your fish comes from and to protect it at the source. Use these resources to stay on top of which fish it's healthy to eat ― for you, our rivers, and our oceans.

Seafood Watch

Spearheaded by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Seafood Watch program keeps people up to date about endangered fish. Print a wallet-size card for easy reference, then simply commit a few good fish to memory. The list changes seasonally, so check back often.

Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium homepage for more information about ocean conservation.

Oceans Alive

Oceans Alive has resources on seafood and health. Find out which fish are safe to eat and how many servings you can have per month. They also rate catch by eco-soundness.

Chef's Collaborative Seafood Solutions

Bone up on the issues in the Seafood Solutions guide, a primer for buying sustainable fish. Chef's Collaborative aims to promote locally grown and produced foods. In addition to fish, they provide guidelines for choosing produce and meat. Their website has a list of member restaurants by state.

Seafood Choices Alliance

Check out the great healthy choices at the Seafood Choices Alliance and get tips on buying fish.