Seafood from sources, whether fished or farmed, that can maintain or increase production without jeopardizing the structure and function of affected ecosystems.
There are a number of organizations that assess the sustainability of fisheries and fish farms and assign seafood ratings. These include: Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, Marine Stewardship Council, Salmon Safe, the Good Fish Guide, and SeaChoice.
Sustainable fishing results in the recovery of fish stocks and their habitats.
Healthy fish stocks and a healthy ocean environment are crucial for the livelihoods of coastal communities.
What seafood is being served?
Is it considered a sustainable choice?
If it is not considered a sustainable seafood, can another selection be made?