sustainable choice seafood

Seafood is labeled with the Sustainable Choice symbol if it meets the parameters of qualifying eco-certification programs and/or it is on the New England Aquarium’s list of ocean-friendly seafood species.

As we work with our seafood providers to help them improve the sustainability of their products, we’ll continue to add varieties of seafood to our Sustainable Choice program.

Farm raised Sustainable Choice seafood uses better production practices to control factors like waste; these practices may be verified by qualifying eco-certification programs.

The following species meets our Sustainable Choice criteria for responsible farming.

Farmed Tilapia (fresh)

  • Farmed in ponds which are monitored to ensure they minimize environmental impact.
  • Considered an ocean-friendly choice by the New England Aquarium.

The following criteria are evaluated for all wild-caught fishes with the Sustainable Choice logo: fishery management, stock status, bycatch and habitat impacts.

These species meet our criteria for responsibly farmed Sustainable Choice seafood.

Alaska Pollock

  • Mid-water trawl gear used to catch Alaska Pollock is not in constant contact with the seafloor saving the seafloor
  • Considered an ocean-friendly choice by the New England Aquarium

Alaska Sockeye Salmon

  • Fishing gear used to catch Alaska salmon does little damage to seafloor habitats.
  • Considered an ocean-friendly choice by the New England Aquarium

Pacific Cod (previously frozen)

  • Fishing gear used to catch Pacific cod does little damage to the ocean floor.
  • Considered an ocean-friendly choice by the New England Aquarium