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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Prawn, King (whiteleg), prawns

Litopenaeus vannamei

Prawns are usually sold peeled, cooked and frozen or whole. Pop them in a curry or sling them on a salad. Their tails are used in traditional prawn cocktails - cocked over the side of the glass. The tiger prawn belongs to the largest of Read more

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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system, organic certification
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — UK
Production method — Closed land based system
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system, GlobalGAP certified
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system, GAA BAP certification
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Global Aquaculture Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) 23


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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — All (ASC)
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Global
Production method — Pond system, GAA BAP certification
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Global Aquaculture Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP)4*


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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Latin America, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Central\n\nAmeri
Production method — Pond system, intensive
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — South East Asia, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia
Production method — Pond system, intensive
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