Good Fish Guide

Your guide to sustainable seafood


You can play a key role in securing the future of our seas and marine wildlife by making more environmentally responsible choices when buying seafood.

Our seas face a wide range of threats. Climate change, pollution, habitat and biodiversity loss are all impacting our seas; plus 90% of global fish stocks are either fully or over-exploited. All these factors combined mean that urgent action is needed to restore the health of our seas. Fish farming (aquaculture) is rapidly expanding to meet increasing demand for seafood, but if this is done badly it can also damage the environment and exacerbate these other problems.

Use the Good Fish Guide to find out which fish are the most sustainable (Green rated), and which are the least sustainable (Red rated). Make the right choice and reduce your impact – every purchase matters! Find out more about our seafood work, including how we develop our seafood ratings, plus sustainable seafood recipes and more.

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Turbot (Farmed)

Psetta maxima

The farming of turbot is a fairly recent development. Unlike open net pen fish farming such as salmon, turbot are farmed in enclosed land-based flow through systems that have little or no direct environmental impact. However turbot are a Read more

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Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Onshore open circuit system
Certification — Global Gap certified
Rating: two info
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Tusk

Brosme brosme

Deepsea fish are biologically highly vulnerable to over-exploitation and have a low resilience to fishing. There is currently very little data on the deep sea ecosystem and fish stocks, thus it is almost impossible to manage deepsea Read more

Picture of Tusk
Sustainability rating: three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Northeast Atlantic
Stock detail — IV, VII-IX, IIIa, Vb, VIa, and XIIb
Rating: three info
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Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Whiting are mainly a bycatch species and fisheries suffer from high discard rates. Even whiting above the minimum size (27cm) have been observed to be discarded, due to their low market value and sometimes due to quota restrictions. Where Read more

Picture of Whiting
Sustainability rating: three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl and seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, eastern English Channel
Stock detail — 4, 7d
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: three info
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Wolffish

Anarhichas lupus

There are three species of wolffish: Atlantic (or common), spotted, and northern. Atlantic wolffish, confusingly sometimes referred to as catfish, Scotch halibut, Scarborough woof, or devil fish, are the most widespread and commercially Read more

Picture of Wolffish
Sustainability rating: three info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Iceland
Stock detail — 5a
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Iceland
Stock detail — 5a
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Danish seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Iceland
Stock detail — 5a
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: three info
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