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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Herring or sild

Clupea harengus

The largest single fishery is for Atlantic herring which is fished throughout much of the north Atlantic. Herring is a resilient species and is caught using fishing methods that are relatively selective or 'clean' in terms of bycatch and Read more

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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Irish Sea (North)
Stock detail — 7a North
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Norwegian (spring-spawning)
Stock detail — 1, 2, 5
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Norwegian (spring-spawning)
Stock detail — 1, 2, 5
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Drift net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, eastern English Channel
Stock detail — North Sea Autumn Spawners: 4, 7d
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, eastern English Channel
Stock detail — North Sea Autumn Spawners: 4, 7d
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, eastern English Channel
Stock detail — North Sea Autumn Spawners: 4, 7d
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl, Purse seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — North Sea, eastern English Channel
Stock detail — North Sea Autumn Spawners: 4, 7d
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Iceland
Stock detail — 5a
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Baltic Sea (Central)
Stock detail — 25-29, 32 (excluding Gulf of Riga)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — West of Scotland, West of Ireland
Stock detail — 6a, 7b, 7c
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Baltic Sea (West), Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — Western Baltic Spring Spawners: 3a.20-24
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Baltic Sea (West), Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — Western Baltic Spring Spawners: 3a.20-24
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Celtic Sea, Irish Sea (South), southwest of Ireland
Stock detail — 7a South, 7g, 7h, 7j, 7k
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Ring net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Drift net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cornwall
Stock detail — 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Skagerrak and Kattegat
Stock detail — North Sea Autumn Spawners: 3a
Rating: five info
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