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, yellowfin

Thunnus albacares

A big bulky tuna, though not as large as bluefin, found in tropical or subtropical climates. The tail and some fins are yellow, the rest of the body a glistening dark blue, silvery on the underside. Yellowfin can be canned, sold as steaks Read more

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Sustainability range: from two to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line; Handline
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — Philippines, Indo, PNG
Stock detail

Philippines, Indo, Vietnam, PNG EEZs


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — Australia & Fiji
Stock detail

Certified fleets only


Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 21,27,31,34,41,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
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Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD & Free School)
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — Eastern Pacific
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Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD & Free School)
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — Western and Central Pacific
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Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — Western and Central Pacific
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Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD & Free School)
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 21,27,31,34,41,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
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Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Atlantic (FAO 21,27,31,34,41,47)
Stock area — Atlantic
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Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — Eastern Pacific
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Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine tuna-dolphin association
Capture area — Eastern Pacific - EPO (FAO 77,87,81)
Stock area — Eastern Pacific
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All Areas


Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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All Areas


Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Handline
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD & Free School)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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Comoros, France and oversees territories, Italy (flag), Kenya, Mayotte, Madagasca, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Spain (flag), United Republic of Tanzania


Certification

FIP Stage 3. Click here for info on FIP; and FIP Stage 4. Click here for info on FIP


Rating: four to five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD & Free School)
Capture area — Indian Ocean (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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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 (FAO 51,57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Gill net
Capture area — Western & Central Pacific - WCPO (FAO 61,71,77)
Stock area — Western and Central Pacific
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All Areas


Rating: five info
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