Fish that are Red Rated in the MCS Good Fish Guide are the least sustainable seafood options and represent the greatest risk to our seas due to overfishing, habitat damage or other unsustainable practices. Several species are even endangered and without careful management, may soon be hauled from the sea for the last time.

We’re working hard to change this by campaigning for better fisheries and aquaculture management and Marine Protected Areas; identifying the best and worst seafood choices in our Good Fish Guide ratings and encouraging businesses to make responsible seafood choices.

But we need your help too. Sign our pledge, follow our top tips and join our campaign to sustain our seas for the future.


By adding my name to this Pledge, I am committing to avoiding eating red rated seafood. I am also showing my support for businesses and governments to do more to remove red rated fish from sale or to improve the status of red rated seafood.

Red rated fish are the least sustainable seafood options and represent the greatest risk to our seas due to: overfishing, habitat damage or other unsustainable practices and urgent action is needed to address these issues

Say no to RED RATED

The way we eat seafood is unsustainable. Fishing and aquaculture are changing our oceans and we’re driving demand for fish that are over-exploited and caught or produced in ways that cause serious damage to other species and habitats. We need to choose the right fish, caught in the right way from the right places to ensure we have a thriving ocean forever.

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