Resources for Determining Which Seafood to Buy

Megan Food Philosophy, Health & Nutrition 5 Comments

Here are some recommended resources if you want to determine which seafood is safe to eat.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch puts out a list, updated on their website, of the fish they recommend based on the following criteria: low levels of PCBs and mercury, those classified as Seafood Watch “Best Choice” for overall sustainability practices and the daily minimum of omega-3s.

Blue Ocean Institute and Seafood Watch both offer up-to-date online search engines.

You can carry a pocket guide. Download guides that are state-specific from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.

Or you can utilize the latest in phone apps!

A list of recommended resources to help you choose your seafood wisely include the following links:

Here are some recommended resources if you want to determine which seafood is safe to eat.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch puts out a list, updated on their website, of the fish they recommend based on the following criteria: low levels of PCBs and mercury, those classified as Seafood Watch “Best Choice” for overall sustainability practices and the daily minimum of omega-3s.

Blue Ocean Institute and Seafood Watch both offer up-to-date online search engines.

You can carry a pocket guide. Download guides that are state-specific from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.

Or you can utilize the latest in phone apps!

A list of recommended resources to help you choose your seafood wisely include the following links:

Printable Resources for Determining Which Seafood to Buy
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For general and updated information refer to this site~ http://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/consumer-guides For replacing old favorites with ocean-friendly choices, refer to the at-a-glance, printable recommendations here: BLUEFIN TUNA: replace with pole or troll-caught Yellowfin tuna, Albacore tuna, Wahoo ATLANTIC FARMED SALMON: replace with Wild Alaska Salmon IMPORTED SHRIMP: replace with Oregon Pink shrimp, Alaska shrimp species, or some U.S. farmed shrimp ATLANTIC COD: replace with Pacific Cod, Pacific Ling Cod or Alaskan Walleye Pollock ATLANTIC HALIBUT: replace with Pacific Halibut GROUPERS: replace with Striped Bass or farmed Barramundi (U.S.) ORANGE ROUGHY: replace with Pacific Halibut FRESHWATER EEL: replace with Spanish Mackerel or American Lobster QUEEN CONCH: replace with mussels, clams, lobster CHILEAN SEA BASS (a.k.a. Patagonian Toothfish): replace with Alaskan Sablefish/Black Cod ALBACORE TUNA: replace with pole or troll-caught Albacore, Wahoo, Mahimahi BIGEYE TUNA: replace with pole or troll-caught Bigeye tuna, Yellowfin tuna, Albacore tuna, Wahoo OCTOPUS: replace with Argentine or Longfin Squid WEST COAST ROCKFISH: replace with Striped Bass, Pacific Halibut SNAPPERS: replace with U.S. farmed Barramundi STEELHEAD: replace with Alaskan Salmon, Sockeye
Printable Resources for Determining Which Seafood to Buy
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Print Recipe
For general and updated information refer to this site~ http://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/consumer-guides For replacing old favorites with ocean-friendly choices, refer to the at-a-glance, printable recommendations here: BLUEFIN TUNA: replace with pole or troll-caught Yellowfin tuna, Albacore tuna, Wahoo ATLANTIC FARMED SALMON: replace with Wild Alaska Salmon IMPORTED SHRIMP: replace with Oregon Pink shrimp, Alaska shrimp species, or some U.S. farmed shrimp ATLANTIC COD: replace with Pacific Cod, Pacific Ling Cod or Alaskan Walleye Pollock ATLANTIC HALIBUT: replace with Pacific Halibut GROUPERS: replace with Striped Bass or farmed Barramundi (U.S.) ORANGE ROUGHY: replace with Pacific Halibut FRESHWATER EEL: replace with Spanish Mackerel or American Lobster QUEEN CONCH: replace with mussels, clams, lobster CHILEAN SEA BASS (a.k.a. Patagonian Toothfish): replace with Alaskan Sablefish/Black Cod ALBACORE TUNA: replace with pole or troll-caught Albacore, Wahoo, Mahimahi BIGEYE TUNA: replace with pole or troll-caught Bigeye tuna, Yellowfin tuna, Albacore tuna, Wahoo OCTOPUS: replace with Argentine or Longfin Squid WEST COAST ROCKFISH: replace with Striped Bass, Pacific Halibut SNAPPERS: replace with U.S. farmed Barramundi STEELHEAD: replace with Alaskan Salmon, Sockeye
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  • Zirah B L Hearn

    Thanks for the printable guide!

  • Megan Stevens

    You’re welcome, Zirah! 🙂

  • Susan Wilson Ivey

    megan, i copied yours and spaced it out. easier for me to read. 🙂 if anyone else would like to copy this one. hope that is alright with you. i don’t know how to make it printable tho.

    Printable Resources for Determining Which Seafood to Buy

    For general and updated information refer to this site~ http://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/consumer-guides For replacing old favorites with ocean-friendly choices, refer to the at-a-glance, printable recommendations here:

    BLUEFIN TUNA: replace with pole or troll-caught Yellowfin tuna, Albacore tuna, Wahoo

    ATLANTIC FARMED SALMON: replace with Wild Alaska Salmon

    IMPORTED SHRIMP: replace with Oregon Pink shrimp, Alaska shrimp species, or some U.S. farmed shrimp

    ATLANTIC COD: replace with Pacific Cod, Pacific Ling Cod or Alaskan Walleye Pollock

    ATLANTIC HALIBUT: replace with Pacific Halibut GROUPERS: replace with Striped Bass or farmed Barramundi (U.S.)

    ORANGE ROUGHY: replace with Pacific Halibut

    FRESHWATER EEL: replace with Spanish Mackerel or American Lobster

    QUEEN CONCH: replace with mussels, clams, lobster

    CHILEAN SEA BASS (a.k.a. Patagonian Toothfish): replace with Alaskan Sablefish/Black

    Cod ALBACORE TUNA: replace with pole or troll-caught Albacore, Wahoo, Mahimahi

    BIGEYE TUNA: replace with pole or troll-caught Bigeye tuna, Yellowfin tuna, Albacore tuna, Wahoo

    OCTOPUS: replace with Argentine or Longfin Squid

    WEST COAST ROCKFISH: replace with Striped Bass, Pacific Halibut

    SNAPPERS: replace with U.S. farmed Barramundi

    STEELHEAD: replace with Alaskan Salmon, Sockeye

  • Megan Stevens

    SUSAN! I LOVE that you did that; thanks!! LOL, that silly recipe section allows me to make a printable feature for you all; but it would not space it as you did, heart-breaking! SO you saved the day. What a help! <3 😉

  • 492koa

    Is anyone measuring how safe ocean caught fish may be in regards to plastics in the oceans?