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 or use this Seafood Savvy Quick Reference Guide. 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.