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New and Updated Recommendations — December 2019

This month we bring you updated recommendations for lobster.

New and Updated Recommendations — November 2019

This month we bring you new and updated recommendations for octopus and updated recommendations for crab, flounder, hake, halibut and plaice.

Celebrating National Seafood Month

This October, we hosted our 3rd annual National Seafood Month Photo Challenge — and got over 400 delicious entries! On our blog, we're sharing the top plates from this year's contest.

New and Updated Recommendations — October 2019

This month we bring you new recommendations for carp, flounder and lobster and updated recommendations for crab, goosefish, lobster and toothfish.

New and Updated Recommendations — August 2019

This month we bring you new recommendations for brill and updated recommendations for clams.

Try Our Food Truck!

This summer, we will be offering Best Choice fish tacos, wraps and banh mi sandwiches at our new food truck throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. These ocean-friendly bites support better fishing and farming practices today — and save our ocean for tomorrow. Are you hungry yet?

New and Updated Recommendations — July 2019

This month we bring you new and updated recommendations for salmon and new recommendations for smelt.

New Consumer Guides Now Available

Our classic, pocket-sized guides have been updated with our latest recommendations for July through December 2019 and are now available! Pick up a new consumer guide when visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium, at any one of our Seafood Watch conservation partners, or download a new guide online so you can keep recommendations handy — and make better choices for a healthy ocean.

New and Updated Recommendations — June 2019

This month we bring you new recommendations for bowfin, lingcod, rockfish and salmon.

Speaking Up for Sustainable Fisheries

Our vice president of global ocean initiatives, Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly, recently testified to Congress on the state of fisheries. She provided insight into seafood markets and made policy recommendations to advance the sustainability of U.S. and global fisheries.

New and Updated Recommendations — May 2019

This month we bring you new recommendations for shrimp and updated recommendations for crab and dolphinfish (aka mahi-mahi).

Driving Change in Chile

Chilean farmed salmon is about to change in a big way. Learn how our team is working with the world’s second-largest producer of farmed salmon to reduce antibiotic use and make this fish a more sustainable seafood choice.

Review Our Seafood Watch Standards

Our standards aren't static. We review our standards regularly and invite public comment on new scientific developments we should be incorporating. Share your understanding and suggestions to improve our standards for fisheries and aquaculture operations. The first public comment period this year is now open through May 3.

New and Updated Recommendations — April 2019

This month we bring you new recommendations for flounder and rockfish and updated recommendations for cod, flounder, haddock, mackerel, pollock, rockfish, sablefish, sole and turbot.

Introducing a New Tool to Address Carbon Emissions in Seafood Production

We've partnered with Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to develop our new Seafood Carbon Emissions Tool. This website helps seafood businesses better understand the carbon footprint of the seafood they purchase, and compare the emissions of farmed or wild-caught seafood to other land-based protein sources. Many large seafood businesses have made public commitments to reduce their carbon footprints — the information provided by this new tool helps them meet those commitments.

New and Updated Recommendations — February 2019

This month we bring you updated recommendations for squid.

Making Strides for Ocean Health at the Our Ocean Conference

Each year, global leaders gather at the Our Ocean conference and pledge to take meaningful action to protect the health of the ocean. This year in Bali, Indonesia, Monterey Bay Aquarium Executive Director Julie Packard and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced two major commitments with new partners.