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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Cod, Pacific Cod

Gadus macrocephalus

A member of the cod family it is a moderately fast growing, short-lived species compared to other American bottom-dwelling fish. The Pacific cod fishery is reported to be well-managed with healthy stocks. Two Pacific cod fisheries in the Read more

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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Gulf of Alaska
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Gulf of Alaska
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pot or creel
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Bering Sea
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Bering Sea
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Jig
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Bering Sea
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Bering Sea
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Russia
Stock detail — West Bering Sea; East Kamchatka & Karaginsky subzones
Certification — FIP Stage 4
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail — Aleutian Islands
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Russia
Stock detail — West Bering Sea; East Kamchatka & Karaginsky subzones
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Japan
Stock detail — North Pacific (Tohoku)
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Japan
Stock detail — Sea of Japan
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl; Longline
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Japan
Stock detail — Sea of Okhotsk
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Japan
Stock detail — South Hokkaido
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — North West Pacific (FAO 61)
Stock area — Japan
Stock detail — West Hokkaido
Rating: four info
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