Seafood Items Listing

Ocean Wise’s recommendations are based on 4 criteria. An Ocean Wise recommended species is:

  1. Abundant and resilient to fishing pressures
  2. Well managed with a comprehensive management plan based on current research
  3. Harvested in a method that ensures limited bycatch on non-target and endangered species
  4. Harvested in ways that limit damage to marine or aquatic habitats and negative interactions with other species.

To learn more please refer to our Ocean Wise Recommendation Policy.

Download our list of Ocean Wise approved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries here.

Abalone
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Abalone (Green Abalone, Pink Abalone, Red Abalone, Awabi) Haliotis spp. Farmed Closed system Worldwide
Not Recommended Abalone (Green Abalone, Pink Abalone, Red Abalone, Awabi) Haliotis spp. Farmed Sea ranched aquaculture China, Japan
Not Recommended Northern/pinto abalone Haliotis kamtschatkana Wild Various Canada
Alfonsino
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Alfonsino Beryx splendens, Beryx decadactylus Wild Midwater trawl (management areas BYX1, BYX2) New Zealand
Not Recommended Alfonsino Beryx splendens, Berxy decadactylus Wild Bottom trawl (management areas BYX1, BYX2, BYX3), Midwater trawl (management area BYX3) New Zealand
Anchovy
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended European anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus Wild Pelagic trawl, Unassociated purse seine Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea
Barnacle
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Gooseneck barnacle Pollicipes polymerus Wild Hand harvest British Columbia
Barramundi
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Barramundi Lates calcarifer Farmed Closed system US
Ocean Wise Barramundi Lates calcifer Farmed Open net pen Farm specific, Vietnam
Not Recommended Barramundi Lates calcarifer Farmed Closed system, Open net pen Australia, South Pacific Ocean
Not Recommended Barramundi Lates calcarifer Wild Gillnet, Hook and line, Pelagic longline Indonesia
Bass
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Hybrid striped bass Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops Farmed Closed system US
Ocean Wise Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides Farmed Pond US
Ocean Wise Striped bass Morone saxatilis Wild Hook and line Atlantic US
Ocean Wise Striped bass Morone saxatilis Wild Gillnet, Pound net Atlantic US
Black Sea Bass
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Black Sea Bass Centropristis striata Wild Pot, Trap Southeast Atlantic Ocean, US Mid-Atlantic
Ocean Wise Black sea bass Centropristis striata Farmed Recirculating aquaculture system Worldwide
Ocean Wise Black seabass Centropristis striata Wild Handline US Mid-Atlantic, US South Atlantic
Not Recommended Black sea bass Centropristis striata Wild Otter trawl US Mid-Atlantic
Bluefish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix Wild Handline Atlantic US, North Atlantic Ocean
Not Recommended Bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom trawl Atlantic US, North Atlantic Ocean
Bluenose
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Bluenose, Antarctic butterfish, deepsea trevalla, bluenose seabass Hyperoglyphe antarctica Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Mid-water trawl New Zealand
Capelin
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Capelin Mallotus villotus Wild Purse seine Canada
Ocean Wise Capelin, smelt, smelt roe, masago Mallotus villosus Wild Purse seine, Trap net Iceland
Not Recommended Capelin Mallotus villosus Wild Trap net, Tuck seine net Canada
Catfish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Catfish (African, American, European) Clarias gariepinus, Ictalurus punctatus, Silurus glanis Farmed Recirculating aquaculture system Worldwide
Ocean Wise Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Farmed Closed system US
Not Recommended Basa (catfish) Pangasius bocourti Farmed Open net pen, Various Cambodia, Vietnam
Not Recommended Pangasius, (Basa, sutchi catfish, Mekong river fish, striped catfish) Pangasianodon hypopthalmus Farmed Pond Vietnam
Caviar/Roe
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise Beluga sturgeon Huso huso Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise Capelin roe, smelt roe, massago, caviar Mallotus villosus Wild Mid-water trawl, Purse seine Iceland
Ocean Wise Green sea urchin roe, red sea urchin roe, uni, caviar Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, S. franciscanus Wild Diver caught Canada
Ocean Wise Russian sturgeon, caviar Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise Shortnose sturgeon, caviar Acipenser brevirostrum Farmed Closed system Farm specific
Ocean Wise Siberian sturgeon Acipenser baerii Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise Stellate sturgeon, sevruga Acipenser stellatus Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise Sterlet Acipenser ruthenus Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise White Sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise White sturgeon, caviar Acipenser transmontanus Farmed Closed system British Columbia, Farm specific
Under Review Flying fish roe, tobiko, caviar Parexocoetus brachypterus; Cheilopogon exsiliens Wild Dipnet, Handline Worldwide
Under Review Lumpfish, caviar Cyclopterus lumpus Wild Gillnet Canada
Not Recommended Beluga sturgeon, caviar Huso huso Wild Various Caspian Sea
Not Recommended Capelin roe, smelt roe, massago, caviar Mallotus villosus Wild Purse seine, Trap net, Trawl Canada
Not Recommended Paddlefish, caviar Polyodon spathula Wild Nets and Lines Mississippi River
Not Recommended Russian sturgeon, caviar Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Wild Various Caspian Sea
Not Recommended Starry sturgeon, caviar Acipenser stellatus Wild Various Caspian Sea
Char
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus Farmed Closed system, Flow-through, Recirculating aquaculture system Canada, Iceland, US
Ocean Wise Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus Farmed Closed system Canada, Farm specific
Ocean Wise Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus Farmed Recirculating aquaculture system Worldwide
Chilean Sea Bass
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Patagonian toothfish, Chilean seabass Dissostichus eleginoides Wild Bottom longline Falkland Islands, Heard and McDonald Islands, Macquarie Island, South Georgia
Under Review Antarctic toothfish, Chilean seabass Dissostichus mawsoni Wild Bottom longline, Various Ross Sea
Not Recommended Patagonian toothfish, Chilean seabass Dissostichus eleginoides Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Various Antarctic Ocean, Chile, Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Prince Edward and Marion Islands
Clams
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic surf clam Spisula solidissima Wild Dredge Atlantic US
Ocean Wise Clams, (Manila, Razor and Venus Clams, Cockles, Littlenecks, Steamers, Hard Clams) Anadara spp., Cyclina spp., Mercenaria spp., Meretrix spp., Sinonovacula spp., Tapes spp., Venerupis spp. Farmed Dredge, Hand harvest, Hand raked Worldwide
Ocean Wise Geoduck (clam) Panopea generosa
Wild
Farmed
Diver caught, Stinger Northeast Pacific Ocean
Ocean Wise Hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria Wild Hand raked Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia
Ocean Wise Ocean quahog (clam) Arctica islandica Wild Dredge Atlantic US
Ocean Wise Pacific or native littleneck (steamers, clam) Protothaca staminea Wild Hand harvest Northeast Pacific Ocean
Ocean Wise Pacific razor clam Siliqua patula Wild Hand harvest Oregon, Washington
Ocean Wise Softshell/Steamer clam (Fryer, Ipswich & Longneck Clams, Steamers) Mya arenaria Wild Hand harvest Atlantic US
Cobia
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Cobia Rachycentron canadum Farmed Closed system US
Ocean Wise Cobia Rachycentron canadum Wild Bottom gillnet, Handline Atlantic US, Gulf of Mexico
Not Recommended Cobia Rachycentron canadum Farmed Open-net pen Asia, Belize
Not Recommended Cobia Rachycentron canadum Wild Bottom longline Gulf of Mexico
Not Recommended Cobia Rachycentron canadum Farmed Submersible marine net pen Panama
Cod
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic cod Gadus morhua Wild Handline Georges Bank, US
Ocean Wise Atlantic cod Gadus morhua Farmed Recirculating aquaculture system Worldwide
Ocean Wise Pacific cod Gadus macrocephalus Wild Bottom trawl California, Oregon, Washington
Ocean Wise Pacific cod Gadus macrocephalus Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Handline, Jig, Pot Alaska
Not Recommended Atlantic cod Gadus morhua Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Handline, Various Atlantic Canada
Not Recommended Atlantic cod Gadus morhua Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom longline, Bottom trawl Georges Bank, US
Not Recommended Atlantic cod Gadus morhua Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Handline Gulf of Maine, US
Not Recommended Pacific cod Gadus macrocephalus Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Danish seine, Trap net Japan
Not Recommended Pacific cod Gadus macrocephalus Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Danish seine Russia
Not Recommended Pacific cod Gadus macrocephalus Wild Bottom trawl British Columbia
Conch
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Queen conch, Pink conch Strombus gigas Wild Hand harvest, Various Worldwide
Corvina
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Various corvina types, drum, croaker Cynoscion othonopterus Wild Bottom trawl, Gillnet, Handline Gulf of California
Crab
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Blue crab Callinectes sapidus Wild Trotline Chesapeake Bay
Ocean Wise Blue swimmer crab Portunus armatus Wild Pot Australia
Ocean Wise Brown rock crab Cancer antennarius Wild Crab ring Oregon
Ocean Wise Dungeness crab Metacarcinus magister (formerly Cancer magister) Wild Trap Pacific
Ocean Wise King crab Lithodes aequispinus, Paralithodes camtschatica Wild Trap Alaska
Ocean Wise Kona crab (Spanner, Frog) Ranina ranina Wild Trap Australia
Ocean Wise Red rock crab Cancer productus Wild Crab ring Oregon
Ocean Wise Snow crab Chinonectes opilio Wild Trap Canada, Eastern Nova Scotia, Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada
Ocean Wise Snow crab, tanner crab, grooved tanner crab, triangle tanner crab Chinonectes opilio, C. bairdi, C. tanneri, C. angulatus Wild Trap Alaska
Ocean Wise Southern King Crab Lithodes santolla Wild Trap Argentina
Ocean Wise Stone crab Menippe mercenaria, Menippe adina Wild Trap Atlantic US, Gulf of Mexico
Under Review Chilean crab Cancer setosus Wild Trap Chile
Not Recommended Atlantic rock crab Cancer irroratus Wild Trap Canada
Not Recommended Atlantic rock crab Cancer irroratus Wild Trap Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine, Southern New England
Not Recommended Blue crab (Hardshell, Softshell) Callinectes sapidus Wild Trap Atlantic US, Gulf of Mexico
Not Recommended Blue swimmer crab Portunus pelagicus Wild Bottom gillnet, Pot Philippines
Not Recommended Blue swimmer crab Portunus armatus Wild Bottom trawl Australia
Not Recommended Blue swimmer crab, Red swimmer crab Portunus pelagicus, P. haanii Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom trawl, Pot China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam
Not Recommended Brown rock crab Cancer antennarius Wild Trap California
Not Recommended Jonah crab Cancer borealis Wild Trap Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine, Southern New England
Not Recommended Jonah crab Cancer borealis Wild Trap Canada
Not Recommended King crab Paralithodes camtschatica Wild Trap Russia
Not Recommended Kona crab (Spanner, Frog) Ranina ranina Wild Trap Hawaii
Not Recommended Mud crab (softshell, mangrove crab) Scylla serrata
Wild
Farmed
Pond, Trap Asia
Not Recommended Red rock crab Cancer productus Wild Trap California
Not Recommended Snow crab Chionoecetes opilio Wild Trap Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Not Recommended Yellow rock crab Cancer anthonyi Wild Trap California
Crayfish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Crayfish (Crawfish, Crawdad) Procambarus clarkii Farmed Pond US
Not Recommended Crayfish Procambarus clarkii Wild Trap Louisiana
Not Recommended Crayfish (Crawfish, Crawdad) Procambarus clarkii Farmed Pond Imported
Croaker
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic croaker Micropogonias undulates Wild Beach seine, Pound net Atlantic US
Not Recommended Atlantic croaker Micropogonia undulates Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Dab
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Common Dab Limanda limanda Wild Danish seine Iceland
Drum
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Red drum Sciaenops ocellatus Farmed Pond US
Not Recommended Black drum Pogonias cromis Wild Trotline Gulf of Mexico
Eel
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended American eel, European eel, Japanese eel (Unagi) Anguilla rostrata, A. anguilla, A. japonica Farmed Pond China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
Not Recommended American eel; unagi Anguilla rostrata Wild Bottom trawl, Driftnet, Trap US
Eulachon
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Eulachon Thaleicthys pacificus Wild Conical net, Seine net British Columbia
European sea bass
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax Farmed Recirculating aquaculture system Worldwide
Not Recommended European seabass, branzino Dicentrarchus labrax Farmed Open-net pen Mediterranean Sea
Flounder
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Arrowtooth flounder, Kamchatka flounder Atheresthes stomia, A. evermanni Wild Bottom trawl Alaska
Ocean Wise Arrowtooth flounder, Starry flounder Atheresthes stomia, Platichthys stellatus Wild Bottom trawl California
Ocean Wise California flounder Paralichthys californicus Wild Hook and line Central California, Southern California
Ocean Wise California flounder Paralichthys californicus Wild Bottom trawl Central California
Not Recommended Arrowtooth flounder Atheresthes stomia Wild Bottom trawl British Columbia
Not Recommended California flounder Paralichthys californicus Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom trawl Southern California
Not Recommended Southern flounder Paralichthys lethostigma Wild Gillnet, Jig, Pound net Gulf of Mexico, North Carolina
Not Recommended Summer flounder Paralichthys dentatus Wild Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Not Recommended Summer flounder, Lemon sole Paralichthys dentatus, Pseudopleuronectes americanus; various Wild Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Not Recommended Windowpane flounder Scophthalmus aquosus Wild Bottom trawl Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine, Southern New England, US Mid-Atlantic
Not Recommended Winter flounder Pseudopleuronectes americanus Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom trawl Atlantic US, Gulf of Maine
Not Recommended Witch flounder, grey sole Glyptocephalus cynoglossus Wild Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Not Recommended Yellowtail flounder Limanda ferruginea Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Flying Fish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Under Review Flying fish, tobiko Parexocoetus brachypterus; Cheilopogon exsiliens Wild Dipnet, Handline Worldwide
Geoduck
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Geoduck, Pacific Panopea generosa Farmed On-bottom culture British Columbia, Washington
Greenling
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Kelp greenling Hexagrammosdeca grammus Wild Handline Oregon
Grenadier
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Giant grenadier Albatrossia pectoralis Wild Bottom trawl California, Oregon, Washington
Ocean Wise Pacific grenadier Coryphaenoides acrolepis Wild Bottom trawl California, Oregon, Washington
Not Recommended Pacific grenadier, roundnose Coryphaenoides rupestris, Nezumia stelgidolepis, Albatrossia pectoralis, Coryphaenoides acrolepis, Coryphaenoides cinereus, Coelorinchus scaphopsis Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl US West Coast
Grouper
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Black grouper Mycteroperca bonaci Wild Bottom longline, Handline US Gulf of Mexico, US South Atlantic
Ocean Wise Hawaiian grouper Epinephelus quernus Wild Handline Hawaii
Not Recommended Gag grouper Mycteroperca microlepis Wild Bottom longline, Handline US Gulf of Mexico, US South Atlantic
Not Recommended Red grouper Epinephelus morio Wild Bottom longline, Handline US Gulf of Mexico, US South Atlantic
Not Recommended Snowy grouper Epinephelus niveatus Wild Bottom longline, Handline US Gulf of Mexico, US South Atlantic
Not Recommended Warsaw grouper Epinephelus nigritus Wild Bottom longline, Handline US Gulf of Mexico, US South Atlantic
Not Recommended Yellowedge grouper Epinephelus flavolimbatus Wild Bottom longline, Handline US Gulf of Mexico, US South Atlantic
Haddock
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus Wild Bottom longline, Handline Georges Bank, US
Ocean Wise Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus Wild Bottom longline, Handline, Hook and line Canada
Not Recommended Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus Wild Bottom trawl Canada
Not Recommended Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Danish seine, Gillnet Iceland
Not Recommended Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus Wild Handline Gulf of Maine, US
Not Recommended Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl Gulf of Maine, US
Not Recommended Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus Wild Bottom trawl Georges Bank, US
Hake
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Under Review Hake, cape capensis, stockfish, cape whiting Merluccius capensis, M. paradoxus Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom longline, Bottom trawl South Africa
Not Recommended Silver, red and offshore hake Merluccius bilinearis, Urophycis chuss, Merluccius albidus Wild Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Not Recommended White hake Urophycis tenuis Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom longline, Otter trawl Atlantic US
Not Recommended White hake Urophycis tenuis Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom longline, Bottom trawl Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Halibut
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus Farmed Closed system, Inland tank Canada, Farm specific
Ocean Wise Pacific halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis Wild Bottom longline, Handline Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon, Washington
Under Review Pacific halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis Wild Various Russia
Not Recommended Atlantic halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus Wild Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Herring
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic herring Clupea harengus Wild Mid-water trawl, Purse seine Atlantic Ocean
Ocean Wise Pacific herring Clupea pallasi Wild Bottom gillnet California
Ocean Wise Pacific herring Clupea pallasii Wild Gillnet, Purse seine British Columbia
Not Recommended Atlantic herring Clupea harengus Wild Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Not Recommended Lake herring, north cisco, tullibee Coregonus artedii Wild Gillnet Lake Simcoe, US Lake Superior
Jack
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Black jack, black trevally Caranx lugubris Wild Handline Hawaii
Lingcod
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Lingcod Ophiodon elongatus Wild Beam trawl, Handline California, Oregon
Ocean Wise Lingcod Ophiodon elongatus Wild Bottom longline, Handline, Troll British Columbia
Not Recommended Lingcod Ophiodon elongatus Wild Bottom trawl British Columbia
Lobster
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic lobster, American lobster Homarus americanus Wild Modified trap gear Northumberland Strait - Contact Ocean Wise for more information
Ocean Wise California spiny lobster Panulirus interruptus Wild Trap Baja California
Ocean Wise Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus Wild Casitas Bahamas
Ocean Wise Caribbean, California Spiny Lobster Panulirus argus, P. interruptus Wild Casitas, Diver caught, Trap Mexico
Under Review Atlantic lobster, American lobster, Maine lobster Homarus americanus Wild Trap, Trap trawl Atlantic Canada
Not Recommended Atlantic lobster, American lobster, Maine lobster Homarus americanus Wild Trap Atlantic US, Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine, Southern New England
Not Recommended Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus Wild Trap Florida, Florida Gulf
Not Recommended Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus Wild Trap Bahamas
Not Recommended Caribbean Spiny Lobster Panulirus argus Wild Casitas, Diver caught, Trap Belize, Brazil, Honduras, Nicaragua
Not Recommended Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus Wild Bottom trawl, Trap Northeast Atlantic Ocean
Mackerel
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atka mackerel Pleurogrammus monopterygius Wild Bottom trawl Alaska
Ocean Wise Atlantic mackerel Scomber scombrus Wild Purse seine Atlantic US
Ocean Wise Atlantic mackerel Scomber scombrus Wild Purse seine Atlantic Canada
Ocean Wise King mackerel Scomberomorus cavalla Wild Cast net, Gillnet, Handline, Pole, Troll US Gulf of Mexico, US South Atlantic
Ocean Wise Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus maculatus Wild Cast net, Gillnet, Handline, Pole, Troll US Gulf of Mexico, US South Atlantic
Not Recommended Atlantic mackerel Scomber scombrus Wild Bottom trawl, Mid-water trawl Atlantic US
Mahi Mahi
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Mahi mahi, dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus Wild Handline, Pole, Troll Atlantic US, Hawaii
Not Recommended Mahi mahi, dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus Wild Pelagic longline Atlantic US, Hawaii, US West Coast
Not Recommended Mahi mahi, dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus Wild Pelagic longline, Surface net Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru
Marlin
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Blue, striped or white marlin Makaira nigricans, Tetrapturus audax, T. albidus Wild Handline, Pelagic longline, Various Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Menhaden
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus Wild Purse seine Atlantic US
Not Recommended Gulf menhaden Brevoortia patronus Wild Purse seine US Gulf of Mexico
Monkfish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Monkfish, anglerfish, goosefish Lophius piscatorius Wild Bottom trawl Europe
Not Recommended Monkfish, goosefish, anglerfish Lophius americanus Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Mullet
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Striped mullet Mugil cephalus Wild Beach seine, Cast net, Haul seine, Strike net Atlantic US, Gulf of Mexico
Mussels
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Bay mussel Mytilus trossulus Farmed Off-bottom culture British Columbia
Ocean Wise Blue mussel Mytilus edulis Farmed Off-bottom culture Worldwide
Ocean Wise Green mussel Perna canaliculus Farmed Off-bottom culture New Zealand
Ocean Wise Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Farmed Off-bottom culture Worldwide
Ocean Wise Mussels (various) Mytilus spp., Perna spp. Farmed Off-bottom culture, On-bottom culture Worldwide
Not Recommended Mussels (various) Various species Wild Dredge Worldwide
Octopus
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Common octopus Octopus vulgaris Wild Pot Portugal, Spain
Ocean Wise Day octopus, night octopus Octopus cyanea, O. ornatus Wild Handline, Spear Hawaii
Under Review Giant Pacific Octopus Enteroctopus dolfleini Wild Trap Alaska, British Columbia
Not Recommended Common octopus Octopus vulgaris Wild Bottom trawl, Trap Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
Not Recommended Common octopus Octopus vulgaris Wild Handline Mexico
Not Recommended Octopus Various species Wild Bottom trawl, Various Worldwide
Not Recommended Red octopus Octopus maya Wild Handline Mexico
Opah
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Opah, moonfish Lampris guttatus Wild Pelagic longline Hawaii, Pacific Ocean
Orange roughy
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Orange roughy, slimehead Hoplostethus atlanticus Wild Bottom trawl New Zealand
Oysters
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise American oyster Crassostrea virginica Farmed Off-bottom culture North America
Ocean Wise Eastern oyster Crassotrea virginica Wild Dredge, Tong Gulf of Mexico
Ocean Wise Edible or common oyster Ostrea edulis Farmed Off-bottom culture Europe, US
Ocean Wise Kumamoto oyster Crassostrea sikamea Farmed Off-bottom culture Canada, US
Ocean Wise Oysters (various) Crassostrea spp., Ostrea spp., Saccostera spp. Farmed Off-bottom culture, On-bottom culture Worldwide
Ocean Wise Pacific, Japanese or Giant Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas Farmed Off-bottom culture Worldwide
Not Recommended Oysters - various Various species Wild Dredge Worldwide
Perch
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise White perch Morone americana Farmed Closed system Canada, Farm specific
Ocean Wise Yellow perch Perca flavescens Wild Bottom gillnet, Trap net Canadian Lake Erie, Canadian Lake Huron, Canadian Lake Ontario, Canadian Lake Superior, US Lake Michigan, US Lake Ontario, US Lake Superior
Ocean Wise Yellow perch Perca flavescens Farmed Closed system, Inland tank Farm specific
Not Recommended Yellow perch Perca flavescens Wild Trap net US Lake Huron
Pike
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Under Review Northern pike Esox lucius Wild Gillnet Manitoba
Plaice
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Alaska plaice Pleuronectes quadrituberculatus Wild Bottom trawl Alaska
Not Recommended American Plaice Hippoglossoides platessoides Wild Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Not Recommended European plaice Pleuronectes platessa Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Danish seine Iceland
Pollock
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic Pollock Pollachius virens Wild Gillnet, Purse seine Norway
Under Review Pacific pollock (imitation crab meat) Theragra chalcogramma Wild Mid-water trawl Russia
Not Recommended Atlantic pollock Pollachius virens Wild Bottom trawl, Danish seine, Gillnet Canada, Iceland
Not Recommended Atlantic pollock Pollachius virens Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom trawl Georges Bank, Gulf of Maine, US
Not Recommended Pacific pollock (imitation crab meat) Theragra chalcogramma Wild Mid-water trawl Alaska
Pomfret
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Bigscale pomfret Taractichthys longipinnis, Taractichthys steindachneri, Eumegistus illustris Wild Handline, Pelagic longline Hawaii
Pompano
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Florida Pompano Trachinotus carolinus Wild Cast net, Driftnet, Handline, Seine net Florida Gulf, US
Ocean Wise Pompano Trachinotus spp. Farmed Recirculating system US
Not Recommended Pompano Trachinotus spp. Farmed Open net pen Asia, Dominican Republic
Porgy
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Red porgy, Seabream, Silver snapper, Tai Pargus pargus Wild Handline Atlantic US, Gulf of Mexico
Rockfish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Aurora, Black & Yellow, Blackgill, Black, Blue, Brown, Cabezon, Canary, Chilipepper, Darkblotched, Grass, Pacific Ocean Perch, Redbanded, Rougheye, Thorneyhead longspine, Thornyhead shortspine, Vermillion, Widow rockfish Sebastes aurora, S. chrysomelas, S. melanostomus, S. melanops,S. mystinus, S. auriculatus, Scorpaenichthysm armoratus, S. pinniger, S. goodei, S. crameri, S. rastrelliger, S. alutus, S. babcocki, S. aleutianus, Sebastolobus altivelus, Sebastolobus alascanus, S. miniatus, S. flavidus Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Handline California, Oregon, Washington
Ocean Wise Blackspotted rockfish, dusky rockfish, northern rockfish, pacific ocean perch, rougheye rockfish, shortraker rockfish Sebastes melanostictus, S.variabilis, S. Polyspinis, S. alutus, S. aleutianus, S. borealis Wild Bottom trawl Alaska
Not Recommended Black and yellow rockfish Sebastes chrysomelas Wild Handline California
Not Recommended Canary rockfish Sebastes pinniger Wild Handline California
Not Recommended Grass rockfish Sebastes rastrelliger Wild Handline California
Not Recommended Rockfish: Canary, China, Copper, Greenstriped,Quillback, Redbanded, Redstripe, Rougheye, Shortraker, Silvergrey, Tiger, Widow, Yelloweye, Yellowmouth, Yellowtail, Pacific Ocean Perch, Longspine thornyhead, Shortspine thornyhead, Sebastes pinniger, S.nebulosus, S.caurinus, S.elongatus, S.maliger, S.babcocki, S.proriger, S.aleutianus, S.borealis, S.brevispinis, S.nigrocintus, S.entomelas, S.ruberrimus, S.reedi, S.flavidus, S.alutus, Sebastolobus altivetus, Sebastolobus alascanus Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Handline, Jig, Troll British Columbia
Not Recommended Shortspine thornyhead Sebastolobus alascanus Wild Bottom trawl Alaska
Sablefish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Sablefish Anoplopoma fimbria Wild Bottom longline, Pot Alaska
Ocean Wise Sablefish Anoplopoma fimbria Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl British Columbia
Ocean Wise Sablefish Anoplopoma fimbria Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Pot California, Oregon, Washington
Ocean Wise Sablefish Anoplopoma fimbria Farmed Open net pen British Columbia
Salmon
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic salmon Salmo salar Farmed Recirculating aquaculture system Worldwide
Ocean Wise Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Farmed Open net pen New Zealand
Ocean Wise Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Farmed Recirculating aquaculture system Worldwide
Ocean Wise Chinook salmon, tyee, king, spring Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Alaska, British Columbia
Ocean Wise Chum salmon Oncorhynchus keta Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Alaska, British Columbia
Ocean Wise Coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Alaska, British Columbia
Ocean Wise Coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch Farmed Recirculating aquaculture system Worldwide
Ocean Wise Coho salmon, Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch, O. nerka Farmed Closed system Farm specific
Ocean Wise Pink salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Alaska, British Columbia
Ocean Wise Pink salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Wild Reefnet Washington
Ocean Wise Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Alaska, British Columbia
Ocean Wise Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka Wild Reefnet Early-summer run, Summer-run, Washington
Under Review Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Japan, Russia
Not Recommended Atlantic salmon Salmo salar Farmed Open net pen British Columbia
Not Recommended Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar Farmed Open-net pen Chile
Not Recommended Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar Farmed Open-net pen Norway
Not Recommended Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar Farmed Open-net pen Scotland
Not Recommended Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch Farmed Open-net pen Chile
Not Recommended Salmon (various) Oncorhynchus spp. Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll California, Oregon, Washington
Not Recommended Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka Wild Reefnet Late-summer run, Washington
Sanddab
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Pacific Sanddab Citharichthys sordidus Wild Bottom trawl California
Sardine
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Pacific sardine Sardinops sagax Wild Purse seine Canada, Pacific Ocean, US
Not Recommended Atlantic sardine Sardina pilchardus Wild Pelagic trawl, Unassociated purse seine Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea
Scad
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Bigeye scad (akule) Selar crumenophthalmus Wild Handline, Surrounding net Hawaii
Ocean Wise Mackerel scad Decapterus macarellus Wild Handline, Portable lift net Hawaii
Scallop
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Baja scallop, lions paw scallop Nodipecten subnodosus Wild Diver caught Baja California
Ocean Wise Bay scallop Argopecten irradians (or Aequipecten) Farmed Off-bottom culture Worldwide
Ocean Wise Chilean/Peruvian scallop Argopecten purpuratus Farmed Off-bottom culture Chile
Ocean Wise Japanese Scallop Pecten yessoensis Farmed Off-bottom culture Japan
Ocean Wise Mexican Bay Scallop Agropecten ventricosus Wild Diver caught Baja California
Ocean Wise Pink Scallop Chlamys rubida Wild Butterfly trawl British Columbia
Ocean Wise Qualicum Beach scallop Patinopecten x Farmed Off-bottom culture Vancouver Island
Ocean Wise Scallops (various) Argopecten spp., Chlamys spp., Patinopecten spp., Patenopecten spp. Farmed Off-bottom culture, On-bottom culture with dredge, On-bottom culture with hand harvest Worldwide
Ocean Wise Sea scallop (giant scallop) Placopecten magellanicus Farmed Off-bottom culture Canada
Ocean Wise Spiny scallop Chlamys hastata Wild Butterfly trawl British Columbia
Ocean Wise Weathervane scallop Patinopecten caurinus Wild Dredge Alaska
Under Review Japanese scallop Pecten yessoensis Wild Diver caught East Atlantic Ocean
Not Recommended Calico scallop Argopecten gibbus Wild Dredge US
Not Recommended Icelandic scallop Chlamys islandica Wild Dredge Canada, Iceland
Not Recommended Japanese scallop Pecten yessoensis Wild Dredge Asia
Not Recommended Peruvian calico scallop Argopecten purpuratus Wild Diver caught Peru
Not Recommended Queen scallop Chlamys opercularis Wild Dredge East Atlantic Ocean
Not Recommended Sea scallop (giant scallop) Placopecten magellanicus Wild Dredge Canada, East Atlantic Ocean
Scup/Porgy
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Scup, porgy, fairmaid, ironside, scuppaug Stenotomus chrysops Wild Bottom trawl, Various US
Seabream
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Gilthead seabream Sparus aurata Farmed Recirculating aquaculture system Worldwide
Not Recommended Black seabream Spondyliosoma cantharus Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom trawl, Handline, Mid-water trawl France, United Kingdom
Not Recommended Gilthead sea bream, branzino Sparus aurata Farmed Open-net pen Mediterranean Sea
Seaweed
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Seaweed All farmed species Farmed Various Worldwide
Shad
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended American shad Alosa sapidissima Wild Gillnet Atlantic US
Shark
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Spiny Dogfish Squalus acanthias Wild Bottom trawl California, Oregon, Washington
Not Recommended Common thresher shark Alopias vulpinus Wild Handline, Pelagic longline, Various Worldwide
Not Recommended Porbeagle shark Lamna nasus Wild Handline, Pelagic longline, Various Atlantic Ocean
Not Recommended Shark (various) various species Wild Bottom trawl, Handline, Pelagic longline, Various Worldwide
Not Recommended Shortfin mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus Wild Handline, Pelagic longline, Various Worldwide
Shrimp/Prawn
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Coonstriped shrimp Pandalus danae Wild Pot, Trap Alaska, California
Ocean Wise Giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii Farmed Pond Central America, North America, South America
Ocean Wise Giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii Farmed Pond Asia
Ocean Wise Humpback shrimp Pandalus hypsinotus Wild Trawl British Columbia
Ocean Wise Northern (pink) shrimp Pandalus borealis Wild Trap Atlantic Canada
Ocean Wise Northern Shrimp Pandalus borealis Wild Trawl Alaska
Ocean Wise Pink shrimp Pandalus jordani Wild Modified trawl Oregon
Ocean Wise Pink shrimp Pandalus jordani Wild Trawl British Columbia
Ocean Wise Ridgeback Srhimp Sicyonia ingentis Wild Trawl California
Ocean Wise Selva Shrimp® Black tiger prawn (Silvofishery) Penaeus monodon Farmed Extensive mixed shrimp and mangrove forestry (Silvofishery) using Selva Shrimp® Criteria Vietnam
Ocean Wise Sidestripe shrimp Pandalopsis dispar Wild Beam trawl British Columbia
Ocean Wise Sidestripe Shrimp Pandalopsis dispar Wild Beam trawl Alaska
Ocean Wise Spot prawn Pandalus platyceros Wild Trap British Columbia
Ocean Wise Spot Prawn Pandalus platyceros Wild Pot, Trap Alaska, Washington
Ocean Wise Whiteleg shrimp (Lito) Penaeus vannamei Farmed Closed system, Pond, Raceway, Recirculating aquaculture system, Recirculating pond US
Not Recommended Blue shrimp Litopenaeus stylirostris
Wild
Farmed
Bottom trawl, Pond Asia, South America
Not Recommended Blue shrimp Litopenaeus stylirostris Wild Nets and Lines, Trawl Gulf of Mexico, Mexico
Not Recommended Brown tiger prawn Penaeus esculentus Wild Various Imported
Not Recommended Chinese white shrimp (Fennero) Penaeus chinensis
Wild
Farmed
Various Asia, Imported, South America
Not Recommended Green tiger prawn Penaeus semisculatus Wild Various Imported
Not Recommended Gulf shrimp (White shrimp, brown shrimp, pink shrimp, royal red shrimp, rock shrimp, seabob shrimp) Litopenaeus setiferus, Farfantepenaeus aztecus, Farfantepenaeus duorarum, Hymenopenaeus robustus, Sicyonia brevirostris, Xiphopenaeus kroyeri Wild Bottom trawl, Skimmer trawl US Gulf of Mexico, US South Atlantic
Not Recommended Humpy shrimp Pandalus goniurus Wild Various Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon, Washington
Not Recommended Northern (pink) shrimp Pandalus borealis Wild Bottom trawl Atlantic Canada
Not Recommended Pink Shrimp Pandalus jordani Wild Trawl California, Washington
Not Recommended Pinkspotted shrimp Penaeus braziliensis Wild Various Imported
Not Recommended Rock shrimp Penaeus megalops Wild Various Imported
Not Recommended Roughneck shrimp Trachypenaeus constrictus Wild Various Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic Ocean
Not Recommended Spot prawn Pandalus platyceros Wild Trap, Trawl Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington
Not Recommended Striped pink shrimp Pandalus montagui Wild Various Atlantic Canada, US
Not Recommended Tiger Prawn Penaeus monodon Farmed Coastal pond Asia, South America
Not Recommended Whiteleg shrimp (Lito) Penaeus vannamei
Wild
Farmed
Bottom trawl, Pond Asia, South America
Not Recommended Whiteleg Shrimp (Lito) Penaeus vannamei Farmed Recirculating pond Thailand
Not Recommended Whiteleg Shrimp (Lito) Penaeus vannamei Farmed Coastal pond US
Not Recommended Whiteleg shrimp (Lito) Penaeus vannamei Farmed Coastal pond Ecuador
Skate
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Big skate Raja binoculata Wild Bottom trawl California, Oregon, Washington
Ocean Wise Big skate Raja binoculata Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl British Columbia
Ocean Wise California skate Raja inornata Wild Bottom trawl California, Oregon, Washington
Ocean Wise Longnose skate Raja rhina Wild Bottom trawl California, Oregon, Washington
Not Recommended Longnose skate Raja rhina Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl British Columbia
Not Recommended Other skate species Raja spp. Wild Bottom trawl, Various Worldwide
Not Recommended Winter skate Leucoraja ocellata Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Smelt
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Rainbow smelt Osmerus mordax Wild Bottom gillnet, Pound net Canadian Lake Erie, Canadian Lake Huron, US Lake Superior
Snapper
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Gray snapper Aprion virescens Wild Handline, Pole, Troll Hawaii
Ocean Wise Kalekale snapper Pristipomoides siboldii Wild Handline Hawaii
Ocean Wise Oblique-banded snapper Pristipomoides zonatus Wild Handline Hawaii
Ocean Wise Pink snapper Pristipomoides filamentosus Wild Handline Hawaii
Ocean Wise Red snapper Etelis carbunculus Wild Handline Hawaii
Ocean Wise Ruby snapper Etelis coruscans Wild Handline Hawaii
Ocean Wise Rusty jobfish Aphareus rustilans Wild Handline Hawaii
Not Recommended Mangrove snapper, grey snapper Lutjanus griseus Wild Hook and line, Various Gulf of Mexico, Imported, US Atlantic; Southern Stock
Not Recommended Pacific Red Snapper, Lockfish Sebastes spp. Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Handline, Various Northeast Pacific Ocean
Not Recommended Red snapper Lutjanus campechanus Wild Handline, Hydraulic hook and line Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic Ocean
Not Recommended Silk snapper Lutjanus vivanus Wild Bottom longline, Handline, Various Atlantic Ocean
Not Recommended Thai Snapper, Porgy, Red Hawaiian Porgy, Squirefish, Sea Bream, Red Bream, Cockney Pagrus auratus, Chrysophrys auratus Wild Beach seine, Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Danish seine, Gillnet New Zealand
Not Recommended Yellowtail snapper, Vermilion snapper Ocyurus chrysurus, Rhomboplites aurorubens Wild Handline, Hydraulic hook and line Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic Ocean
Sole
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Butter sole, Dover sole, Flathead sole, Rex sole, Rock sole, Yellowfin sole Isopsetta isolepis, Microstomus pacificus, Hippoglossoides elassodon, Errex zachirus, Lepidopsetta bilineata, Pleuronectes asper Wild Bottom trawl Alaska
Ocean Wise Dover sole, English sole, Petral sole, Rex Sole Microstomus pacificus, Parophrys vetulus, Eopsetta jordani, Glyptocephalus zachirus Wild Bottom trawl California
Ocean Wise Petrale sole, English sole Eopsetta jordani, Parophrys vetulus Wild Bottom trawl British Columbia
Not Recommended Dover sole, Rex sole, Southern rock sole Microstomus pacificus, Glyptocephalus zachirus, Lipdopsetta bilineata Wild Bottom trawl British Columbia
Not Recommended Summer flounder, Lemon sole Paralichthys dentatus, Pseudopleuronectes americanus; various Wild Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Spearfish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Shortbill spearfish Tetrapturus angustirostris Wild Handline, Pelagic longline, Pole, Purse seine, Various Hawaii
Squid
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Humboldt squid Dosidicus gigas Wild Jig Mexico
Ocean Wise Humboldt squid, jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas Wild Jig British Columbia, Gulf of California, US West Coast
Not Recommended Indian squid Uroteuthis (Photololigo) duvauceli Wild Mid-water trawl India, Thailand
Not Recommended Longfin squid Doryteuthis (Loligo) pealeii Wild Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Not Recommended Market squid Doryteuthis (Loligo) opalescens Wild Purse seine California
Not Recommended Mitre squid Uroteuthis (Photololigo) chinensis Wild Mid-water trawl China, Thailand
Not Recommended Shortfin squid Illex illecebrosus Wild Bottom trawl Atlantic US
Steelhead
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss Farmed Land locked lake, Open-net pen Farm specific, Lois Lake
Ocean Wise Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss Farmed Closed system Canada
Not Recommended Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss
Wild
Farmed
Handline, Open-net pen, Various Canada, US
Sturgeon
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise Beluga sturgeon Huso huso Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise Russian sturgeon, caviar Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise Shortnose sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum Farmed Closed system Farm specific
Ocean Wise Siberian sturgeon Acipenser baerii Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise Stellate sturgeon, sevruga Acipenser stellatus Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise Sterlet Acipenser ruthenus Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise White Sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus Farmed Flow-through, Inland tank, Recirculating system US
Ocean Wise White sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus Farmed Closed system British Columbia, Farm specific
Not Recommended Atlantic sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus Wild Gillnet, Handline Canada, Quebec, St Lawrence River
Not Recommended Lake sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens Wild Gillnet, Handline Canada, Quebec, St Lawrence River
Not Recommended Paddlefish Polyodon spathula Wild Drift gillnet US
Not Recommended Shovelnose sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorhynchus Wild Drift gillnet US
Not Recommended Sturgeon (various) Acipenser spp.; Huso huso; Polyodon spathula Wild Various Worldwide
Not Recommended White sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus Wild Drift gillnet US
Swordfish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Swordfish Xiphias gladius Wild Buoy US Atlantic; Northern Stock
Ocean Wise Swordfish Xiphias gladius Wild Pelagic longline Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, US
Ocean Wise Swordfish Xiphias gladius Wild Shallow set longline Hawaii
Ocean Wise Swordfish Xiphias gladius Wild Handline, Harpoon Atlantic Canada, Atlantic US, Hawaii
Not Recommended Swordfish Xiphias gladius Wild Pelagic longline Atlantic Canada, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Tilapia
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus Farmed Closed system, Inland tank Alberta, Farm specific
Ocean Wise Tilapia Oreochromis spp. Farmed Closed system US
Ocean Wise Tilapia Oreochromis spp. Farmed Pond Ecuador
Not Recommended Tilapia Oreochromis spp Farmed Pond China
Not Recommended Tilapia Oreochromis spp. Farmed Pond Taiwan
Tilefish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Golden tilefish Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps Wild Bottom longline, Handline Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico
Not Recommended Blueline tilefish Caulolatilus microps Wild Bottom longline, Handline Gulf of Mexico, US Atlantic; Southern Stock
Trevally
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Trevally, jack Various species Wild Handline Worldwide
Trout
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Brook trout, Speckled trout Salvelinus fontinalis Farmed Recirculating aquaculture system Worldwide
Ocean Wise Lake Trout Salvelinus namaycush Wild Bottom gillnet, Trap net Canadian Lake Huron, Michigan, US Lake Michigan, US Lake Superior
Ocean Wise Rainbow trout, steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss Farmed Closed system Worldwide
Ocean Wise Rainbow trout, steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss Farmed Open net pen US
Ocean Wise Spotted seatrout, spotted weakfish Cynoscion nebulosus Wild Hook and line Florida, Louisiana
Not Recommended Lake Trout Salvelinus namaycush Wild Bottom gillnet, Trap net Canadian Lake Superior, US Lake Huron, US Lake Superior, Wisconsin
Not Recommended Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss Farmed Open-net pen Canada, Great Lakes
Not Recommended Spotted seatrout, spotted weakfish Cynoscion nebulosus Wild Cast net, Drift gillnet, Hook and line, Pound net, Seine net Mississippi, North Carolina, Virginia
Tuna (Albacore)
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga Wild Deep set longline Hawaii
Ocean Wise Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga Wild Pole, Troll North Atlantic Ocean
Ocean Wise Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga Wild Unassociated purse seine North Atlantic Ocean
Ocean Wise Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga Wild Pole, Troll North Pacific Ocean
Ocean Wise Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga Wild Pole, Troll South Pacific Ocean
Not Recommended Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga Wild Deep set longline, Pelagic longline Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean (Excluding Hawaii)
Not Recommended Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga Wild Pole, Troll Indian Ocean
Not Recommended Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga Wild FAD purse seine, Unassociated purse seine North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean
Not Recommended Albacore tuna Thunnus alalunga Wild Pole, Troll South Atlantic Ocean
Tuna (Bigeye)
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus Wild Greenstick North Atlantic Ocean, US
Ocean Wise Bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus Wild Unassociated purse seine Indian Ocean
Ocean Wise Bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus Wild Pole, Troll Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Not Recommended Bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus Wild FAD purse seine Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Not Recommended Bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus Wild Unassociated purse seine Atlantic Ocean
Not Recommended Bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus Wild Pelagic longline Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Tuna (Blackfin)
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Blackfin tuna Thunnus atlanticus Wild Greenstick, Pole, Troll Atlantic Ocean
Not Recommended Blackfin tuna Thunnus atlanticus Wild FAD purse seine, Pelagic longline Atlantic Ocean
Tuna (Bluefin)
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Atlantic bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus Wild Pelagic longline, Pole, Purse seine, Troll Worldwide
Not Recommended Tuna (Pacific bluefin) Thunnus orientalis Wild Handline, Pelagic longline, Pole, Troll, Unassociated purse seine Pacific Ocean
Not Recommended Tuna (Southern bluefin) Thunnus maccoyii Wild Pelagic longline Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Tuna (Skipjack)
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis Wild Greenstick North Atlantic Ocean, US
Ocean Wise Skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis Wild Deep set longline Hawaii
Ocean Wise Skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis Wild Pole, Troll Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Ocean Wise Skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis Wild Purse seine (Dolphin associated set), Unassociated purse seine Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Not Recommended Skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis Wild FAD purse seine Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Tuna (Tongol)
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Tongol tuna Thunnus tonggol Wild Handline, Pole, Troll Malaysia
Not Recommended Tongol tuna Thunnus tonggol Wild Drift gillnet, FAD purse seine, Handline, Pole, Troll Indonesia, Iran, Thailand
Not Recommended Tongol tuna Thunnus tonggol Wild Drift gillnet, FAD purse seine Malaysia
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares Wild Greenstick Atlantic US
Ocean Wise Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares Wild Purse seine (Dolphin associated set) Eastern Pacific Ocean
Ocean Wise Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares Wild Deep set longline Hawaii
Ocean Wise Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares Wild Pole, Troll Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Ocean Wise Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares Wild Unassociated purse seine Western Pacific Ocean
Not Recommended Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares Wild Unassociated purse seine Pacific Ocean
Not Recommended Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares Wild Unassociated purse seine Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean
Not Recommended Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares Wild FAD purse seine Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Not Recommended Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares Wild Pelagic longline Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean
Turbot
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Greenland turbot Reinhardtius hippoglossoides Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl Alaska
Not Recommended Greenland turbot Reinhardtius hippoglossoides Wild Bottom gillnet, Bottom longline, Bottom trawl Greenland
Not Recommended Turbot Psetta maxima Wild Bottom trawl North Atlantic Ocean
Urchin
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Green sea urchin, red sea urchin, uni Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus Wild Diver caught, Hand harvest Atlantic Canada, British Columbia
Not Recommended Green sea urchin, red sea urchin, uni Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus Wild Various Maine
Not Recommended Red sea urchin S. franciscanus Wild Diver caught, Hand harvest California
Wahoo
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Wahoo (Pacific Kingfish) Acanthocybium solandri Wild Handline, Troll Atlantic US, Hawaii
Walleye
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Walleye (Pickerel, pike) Sander vitreus Wild Bottom gillnet, Trap net Canadian Lake Erie, Canadian Lake Huron, Canadian Lake Ontario, Michigan, US Lake Michigan, US Lake Superior
Under Review Walleye, yellow pickerel, pickerel, yellow pike, dore Sander vitreus Wild Various Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Not Recommended Walleye Sander vitreus Wild Bottom gillnet, Trap net Canadian Lake Superior, US Lake Huron, US Lake Superior, Wisconsin
Weakfish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Weakfish, grey trout, northern seatrout Cynoscion regalis Wild Bottom trawl, Gillnet, Seine net Atlantic US
White bass
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Under Review White bass Morone chrysops Wild Trap net Great Lakes
White seabass
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise White seabass Atractoscion nobilis Wild Drift gillnet, Hook and line California
Not Recommended White seabass Atractoscion nobilis Wild Bottom gillnet California
Whitefish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Lake whitefish Coregonus clupeaformis Wild Bottom gillnet, Trap net Canadian Lake Huron, Canadian Lake Ontario, Canadian Lake Superior, Michigan, US Lake Michigan, US Lake Superior, Wisconsin
Under Review Lake whitefish Coregonus clupeaformis Wild Various Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Not Recommended Lake whitefish Coregonus clupeaformis Wild Various Lake Simcoe, Mora River
Not Recommended Lake whitefish Coregonus clupeaformis Wild Bottom gillnet, Trap net Canadian Lake Erie, US Lake Erie, US Lake Huron, US Lake Superior, Wisconsin
Not Recommended Round whitefish Prosopium cylindraceum Wild Gillnet, Trap net Great Lakes
Wolffish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Not Recommended Atlantic wolffish Anarchichas lupus Wild Bottom trawl North Atlantic Ocean
Wreckfish
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Wreckfish, sea bass Polyprion americanus Wild Hydraulic hook and line Atlantic US
Not Recommended Wreckfish, sea bass, groper Polyprion americanus Wild Bottom trawl Worldwide
Yellowtail
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Almaco jack (Kampachi, Pacific amberjack, hamachi, yellowtail) Seriola rivoliana Farmed Submersible marine net pen Hawaii
Ocean Wise Amberjack, yellowtail Seriola dumerili, S. lalandi, S. rivoliana Farmed Recirculating aquaculture system Worldwide
Ocean Wise California yellowtail Seriola lalandi Wild Hook and line California
Not Recommended California yellowtail Wild Bottom gillnet, Drift gillnet California
Not Recommended Greater amberjack, jack, yellowtail, hamachi Seriola dumerili Wild Handline US Atlantic; Southern Stock
Not Recommended Yellowtail, Amberjack, Coronado Seriola lalandi Farmed Open-net pen Australia, Japan
Not Recommended Yellowtail, hamachi, kingfish, amberjack Seriola quinqueradiata Farmed Open-net pen Australia, Japan