Cod seafood items

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.

Cod
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Atlantic cod Gadus morhua Wild Handline Georges Bank, US
Ocean Wise Pacific cod Gadus macrocephalus Wild Bottom longline, Trap Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon, Washington
Ocean Wise Pacific cod Gadus macrocephalus Wild Bottom trawl California, Oregon, Washington
Not Recommended Atlantic cod Gadus morhua Wild Bottom longline, Bottom trawl, Handline, Various Atlantic Canada
Not Recommended Atlantic cod Gadus morhua Farmed Open net pen Canada, Europe, US
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 trawl Alaska, British Columbia
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