Eco-Friendly Seafood

Dine smarter with advice and alternatives for making the best ocean-friendly choices.

Pacific Halibut

Pacific Halibut

Buy this: Pacific halibut
Instead of: Atlantic halibut, orange roughy
Because: overfished
Recipe: Grilled Pacific Halibut with Rhubarb Compote and Balsamic Strawberries

Farmed Sturgeon & Caviar

Photographer Howard L. Puckett

Farmed Sturgeon & Caviar

Buy this: farmed sturgeon & caviar
Instead of: wild sturgeon & caviar
Because: overfished, PCBs, mercury
Recipes:Smoked Salmon and Fingerling Potatoes with Caviar (left), Grilled Sturgeon with Roasted Poblano Salad

U.S. Wild or Farmed Shrimp

Photographer Howard L. Puckett

U.S. Wild or Farmed Shrimp

Buy this: U.S. wild or farmed shrimp
Instead of: imported farmed shrimp
Because: contaminants, pollution
Recipe: Coconut Shrimp with Maui Mustard Sauce

Wild Salmon, Arctic Char

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Wild Salmon, Arctic Char

Buy this: wild salmon, Arctic char
Instead of: farmed salmon
Because: PCBs, water pollution
Recipe: Seared Arctic Char with Warm Mango-Lime Salsa  (left), Grilled Salmon in Grape Leaves with Tomato-Raisin Relish

Pacific Pollack, Alaskan Cod

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pacific Pollack, Alaskan Cod

Buy this: Pacific pollack, Alaskan cod
Instead of: Atlantic cod
Because: overfished
Recipe: Roast Cod with Garlic Butter

Canned Light Tuna

Photographer Jennifer Davick

Canned Light Tuna

Buy this: canned light tuna
Instead of: canned albacore tuna
Because: mercury
Recipe: Lemony Tuna Noodle Casserole

Barramundi

Barramundi

Barramundi

Buy this: barramundi
Instead of: Red Snapper, grouper, Chilean sea bass
Because: overfished, mercury
Recipe: Prosciutto-wrapped Barramundi Kebabs

 

Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi

Buy this: mahi mahi
Instead of: king mackerel, swordfish
Because: mercury
Recipe: Cumin-spiced Mahi Mahi Tacos with Nectarine-Avocado Salsa

Troll/Pole-Caught Skipjack or Yellowfin Tuna

Troll/Pole-Caught Skipjack or Yellowfin Tuna

Buy this: troll/pole-caught skipjack or yellowfin tuna
Instead of: bluefin tuna
Because: overfished, mercury
Recipe: Tuna, Goat Cheese, and Spinach Tacos

Sablefish

Jean Allsopp

Sablefish

Buy this: sablefish
Instead of: monkfish, Chilean sea bass, Patagonian toothfish
Because: overfished
Recipe: Sablefish with Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade

Yellowtail Snapper, U.S. Farmed Tilapia

 Howard l. Puckett

Yellowtail Snapper, U.S. Farmed Tilapia

Buy this: yellowtail snapper, U.S. farmed tilapia
Instead of: red snapper
Because: overfished
Recipe: Blackened Yellowtail Snapper with Mango Salsa (left), Lemon-Lime Tilapia

Farmed Striped Bass

Randy Mayor

Farmed Striped Bass

Buy this: farmed striped bass
Instead of: wild striped bass
Because: PCBs, mercury
Recipe: Oven-roasted Striped Bass with Peppers

Farmed Abalone

Photographer Howard L. Puckett

Farmed Abalone

Buy this: abalone
Instead of: queen conch
Because: overfished
Recipe: Abalone Cakes

U.S. Farmed Tilapia, Black Sea Bass

U.S. Farmed Tilapia, Black Sea Bass

Buy this: U.S. farmed tilapia, black sea bass
Instead of: all groupers
Because: overfished, mercury
Recipe: Pan-roasted Sea Bass with Citrus-Heirloom Tomato Vinaigret (left), Lemon-Lime Tilapia

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