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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Tuna, bigeye

Thunnus obesus

Bigeye tuna is a relatively large species of tuna, though not as large as bluefin, which is able to tolerate colder waters than the smaller tunas and is commonly found at greater depths. Bigeye is often sold as fresh or frozen steaks and Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Pacific, North West (FAO 61) and Central (FAO 71,77)
Stock area — Western and Central Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD & Free School)
Capture area — Pacific, North West (FAO 61) and Central (FAO 71,77)
Stock area — Western and Central Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Pacific, North West (FAO 61) and Central (FAO 71,77)
Stock area — Western and Central Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Indian Ocean, Western (FAO 51) and Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD & Free School)
Capture area — Indian Ocean, Western (FAO 51) and Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD & Free School)
Capture area — Pacific, Eastern Central (FAO 77), South, East (FAO 87) and West (FAO 81)
Stock area — Eastern Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Pacific, Eastern Central (FAO 77), South, East (FAO 87) and West (FAO 81)
Stock area — Eastern Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD & Free School)
Capture area — Atlantic, Eastern (FAO 34) and Western (FAO 31) Central
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — FIP participants in: Angola; Cabo Verde; Cate d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mauritania; Sao Tome and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Spain (Flag); Curao (Flag); El Salvador (Flag); Guatemala (Flag); Panama (Flag)
Certification — FIP Stage 4. Click [here for info on FIP](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/atlantic-ocean-tropical-tuna-purse-seine-opagac); FIP Stage 2. Click [here for info on FIP](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/eastern-atlantic-tuna-purse-seine)
Rating: four to five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Atlantic Ocean (FAO 21,27,31,34,41 and 47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD & Free School)
Capture area — Atlantic Ocean (FAO 21,27,31,34,41 and 47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Atlantic Ocean (FAO 21,27,31,34,41 and 47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — Indian Ocean, Western (FAO 51) and Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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