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BEST CHOICES G O O D A LT E R N A T I V E S AVOID Support Ocean-Friendly Seafood

Chilean Seabass/Toothfish *
Barramundi (US farmed) Clams (wild)
Best Choices are abundant, well-
managed and caught or farmed in
Catfish (US farmed) Crab: Blue*, King (US), Snow Cod: Atlantic
environmentally friendly ways.
Cod: Pacific (Alaska longline) +
Clams (farmed) Crab: Imitation/Surimi Corvina (Gulf of California)
Flounders, Soles (Pacific) Crab: King (imported) Good Alternatives are an option,
Halibut: Pacific+
Crab: Dungeness, Stone Herring: Atlantic/Sardines Flounders, Soles (Atlantic)
Groupers *
but there are concerns with how

Lobster: Spiny (Pacific Baja wild) +

Lobster: American/Maine they’re caught or farmed — or with
Mahi mahi/Dolphinfish (US) Lobster: Spiny (Caribbean imported) the health of their habitat due to
Mussels (farmed) Octopus (Gulf of California) Mahi mahi/Dolphinfish (imported) other human impacts.
Oysters (wild) * Marlin: Blue* , Striped*
Pollock (Alaska wild) +
Oysters (farmed)
Avoid for now as these items are
Salmon (Alaska wild) +
Scallops: Sea Monkfish
Shrimp (US farmed or wild) Orange Roughy * caught or farmed in ways that harm
Scallops: Bay (farmed) Squid: Jumbo (Gulf of California) Rockfish (Pacific trawled) other marine life or the environment.
Striped Bass (farmed) Swordfish (US longline) * Salmon (farmed, including Atlantic) *
Sturgeon, Caviar (farmed) Tuna: Bigeye, Yellowfin (troll/pole) Sea Turtles
Unless specified as from the Gulf of California,
Tilapia (US farmed) Tuna: canned light, canned
white/Albacore *
these are general species recommendations.
* Limit consumption due to concerns about
Tuna: Albacore (US+, British Columbia
Trout: Rainbow (US farmed) Shrimp (imported farmed or wild)
Snapper: Red
Sturgeon * , Caviar (imported wild)
mercury or other contaminants.
troll/pole) + Visit
Tuna: Skipjack (troll/pole) Swordfish (imported)* Some or all of this fishery is certified as
Totoaba (Gulf of California) sustainable to the Marine Stewardship
Tuna: Albacore, Bigeye, Yellowfin Council standard. Visit
(longline) *
Tuna: Bluefin *
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