Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seafood Watch Consumer Guides

Use our consumer guide to check the rating of popular seafood items when dining and shopping.

Many of the fish we enjoy are in trouble due to destructive fishing and farming practices. You can make a difference for our ocean by making responsible seafood choices. 

Download a guide

To find sustainable seafood wherever you live or travel, just choose a region below and download a printable guide.

  • Guía nacional en español

    La guía nacional cubre los productos de mariscos más populares en el mercado de los Estados Unidos.

  • Sushi

    The sushi consumer guide covers the most popular sushi items sold on the U.S. market.

  • Hawai’i

    The Hawai’i consumer guide also lists popular seafood items by their Hawaiian names.

  • West Coast

    The West Coast guide lists popular seafood found in in Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

  • Guía de la costa oeste en español

    Esta guía está diseñada para consumidores en Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregón y Washington.

  • Southwest

    The Southwest consumer guide includes seafood popular in Arizona and New Mexico.

  • Central

    This guide covers seafood found in the Central U.S. including Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Northeast

    This guide covers seafood commonly found throughout the Northeast region, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

  • Southeast

    The Southeast consumer guide includes seafood found in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

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