Use Only Sustainable Seafood

What Is It?

The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program helps businesses make informed purchasing decisions about seafood species that are currently fished at sustainable levels. Seafood Watch publishes region-specific seafood lists, including one for the Northeast. Each list ranks common seafood species into “best choice,” “good alternative,” and “avoid” categories. A new fourth category — “super green” — includes seafood choices that contribute to both ocean and human health.


By purchasing only those seafood species recommended by Seafood Watch, businesses help protect individual species and entire ocean ecosystems. Additionally, by purchasing “super green” seafood, restaurants can help protect the health of their guests.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • John Hancock

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

Examples of Boston Area Businesses Purchasing Sustainable Seafood

Examples of Boston Area Suppliers and Resources


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