Eat for the future. Eat sustainably.

As our ocean’s fish populations decline, making sustainable seafood choices is an easy way to help maintain healthy fish populations and protect ocean ecosystems. It’s easy to make sustainable seafood choices — if you know how and what to look for.

Georgia Aquarium’s Seafood Savvy program empowers consumers and businesses to make informed seafood choices for a healthy ocean and ensure abundant supplies of seafood for the future. In the United States, 67% of seafood by value moves through restaurants and an additional 24% sells through retail outlets. As gatekeepers to the seafood supply, your purchasing power makes a difference.

Know which options are “Best Choices,” “Good Alternatives” or which to “Avoid” when dining out or cooking at home. Not sure how to ask your wait staff or grocer if a fish is sustainable? It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

1) Where did it come from?
2) Is it farmed or wild-caught?
3) If it’s wild, how was it caught?

If a business can’t answer these questions, consider another seafood option or use our Seafood Savvy wallet card. Supermarkets are required to label unprocessed seafood indicating where it’s from and whether it’s farm-raised or wild-caught — which helps make your decision easier.

Want to Be Seafood Savvy?

We can help your business become more seafood savvy. Learn more about how to partner with us today.

Seafood Savvy is brought to you in partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. For more information about sustainable seafood, please visit

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Seafood Savvy FAQs

  • Why are some farm-raised fish OK and others not?
  • What is Seafood Savvy?
  • What does "sustainable seafood" mean?
  • Why should sustainability be important to me?
  • Why do seafood choices matter?
  • How is sustainability determined?
  • What can you do as a consumer?
  • How do I know the seafood I purchase is from an environmentally responsible source?
  • Where can I buy (locally) sustainable seafood?
  • What are some of the major concerns to farm-raised and imported shrimp?
  • How is Georgia Aquarium setting an example for sustainability?
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