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SEAFOOD  SELECTOR

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BEST CHOICES

Abalone (farmed)

Barramundi (U.S.)

Catfish (U.S.)

Caviar/sturgeon (farmed)

 Char, Arctic (farmed)

Clams (farmed)

Clams, softshell

Cod, Pacific (bottom longline)

Crab, Dungeness

Crab, stone

Crawfish (U.S.)

Halibut, Pacific

Lobster, spiny (Australia, Baja, U.S.)

 Mackerel, Atlantic

Mahimahi (U.S. pole/troll)

Mullet (U.S.)

Mussels (farmed)

 Oysters (farmed)

Pollock, Alaska

 Sablefish/black cod (Alaska, Canada)

 Salmon (Alaska wild)

 Salmon, canned pink/sockeye

 Sardines (U.S.)

Scallops, bay (farmed)

Shrimp, pink (Oregon)

Shrimp (U.S. farmed)

Spot prawn (Canada)

Squid, longfin (U.S.)

Striped bass (farmed)

Tilapia (U.S.)

 Trout, rainbow (farmed)

 Tuna, albacore (Canada, U.S.)

Tuna, skipjack (pole/troll)

Tuna, yellowfin (U.S. pole/troll)

Wreckfish

Fish choices that are good for you and the ocean!

 Indicates fish high in heart-healthy omega-3s and low in contaminants.

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OK CHOICES

The same kind of fish may appear on more than one list of choices, depending on where it comes from, whether it was caught or farmed, and the type of fishing gear used. To learn more about choosing ocean-friendly fish, visit  www.edf.org/seafood

Basa/swai/tra/Vietnamese catfish

Clams (wild)

Cod, Pacific (trawl)

 Crab, blue

Crab, king (U.S.)

Crab, snow/tanner

Flounder/sole (Pacific)

Haddock (hook-and-line)

Herring, Atlantic

Lobster, American/Maine

Mahimahi (U.S. longline)

 Oysters (wild)

Sablefish/black cod (CA, OR, WA)

 Salmon (Washington wild)

Scallops, sea (Canada, U.S.)

Shrimp (U.S. wild)

Shrimp, northern (Canada, U.S.)

Squid (except U.S. longfin)

 Swordfish (U.S.)

Tilapia (Latin America)

Tuna, yellowfin (U.S. longline)

Tuna, canned light

 Tuna, canned white/albacore

 

WORST CHOICES

Caviar/sturgeon (imported wild)

Chilean seabass

Cod, Atlantic

Crab, king (imported)

Crawfish (China)

Flounder/sole (Atlantic)

 Grouper

Haddock (trawl)

Halibut, Atlantic

Mahimahi (imported longline)

Monkfish

 Orange roughy

Rockfish (Pacific trawl)

 Salmon, farmed or Atlantic

 Shark

Shrimp/prawns (imported)

Skate

Snapper, red or imported

 Swordfish (imported)

Tilapia (Asia)

 Tuna, bigeye (longline)

 Tuna, yellowfin (imported longline)

Tuna, bluefin

 Indicates fish high in mercury or PCBs.

This guide is produced in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. www.seafoodwatch.org

Updated: 07/01/2009

©2009 Environmental Defense Fund

 

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