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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Salmon, Atlantic (Caught at sea)

Salmo salar

Generally stocks of wild Atlantic salmon are depleted. There may be several reasons for this. Factors include: marine mortality, linked to ocean climate and productivity; pollution; environmental changes; aquaculture; freshwater habitat Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Drift and fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — NE Atlantic
Stock detail

England and Wales


Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Drift and fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — NE Atlantic
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All Areas


Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Drift and fixed net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — NE Atlantic
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Scotland


Rating: five info
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Salmon, Atlantic (Farmed)

Salmo salar

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega-3s. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmon may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used in sushi and sashimi.

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Sustainability range: from two to four info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen, Organic certification
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Faroe Islands
Production method — Open net pen
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen, GAA BAP certification
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GAA BAP4*


Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — UK
Production method — Open net pen
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Europe
Production method — Open net pen, GlobalGap certification
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Norway
Production method — Open net pen
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Chile
Production method — Open net pen
Rating: four info
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Salmon, Chinook, King Salmon

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmom may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used as a substitute for sushi and Read more

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Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska; California; Pacific Northwest USA; British Columbia, Canada; Japan and Russia
Stock detail

Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim


Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail

Westward


Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
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Central


Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme


Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
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Southeast


Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme


Rating: two info
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Salmon, Chum, Keta, Calico or Dog salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmom may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used as a substitute for sushi and Read more

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Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — USA
Stock detail

Alaska


Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme


Rating: two info
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Salmon, Coho , Silver, White

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmom may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used as a substitute for sushi and Read more

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Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — North Pacific
Stock detail

Alaska


Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme


Rating: two info
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Salmon, Pink, Spring , humpback

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmom may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used as a substitute for sushi and Read more

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Sustainability range: from one to two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — Alaska
Stock detail

Southeast Alaska and Prince William Sound


Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme


Rating: one info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Trap
Capture area — Pacific Ocean (FAO 61)
Stock area — South-Kuril
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Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)


Rating: two info
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Salmon, Sockeye , Red Salmon, Bluebacks, Redfish

Oncorhynchus nerka

Salmon is an oily fish rich in Omega 3. It's a good source of Vitamin D, phosphorous and calcium. Fresh salmom may be baked, grilled or poached. It is also canned, pickled (gravadlax) or smoked. It's also used as a substitute for sushi and Read more

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Sustainability rating: two info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific (FAO 67)
Stock area — North Pacific
Stock detail

Alaska and British Columbia


Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and or FAO-Based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme


Rating: two info
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Spurdog, Spiny Dogfish, Dogfish, Rock Salmon or Flake

Squalus acanthias

Sharks and rays are found in all the worlds oceans, from the poles to the tropics to shallow water coral reefs to water over 3,000 m deep. The Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is unusual as it is able to enter fresh water river systems Read more

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Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Demersal otter trawl
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — All Areas (Barents sea to Portuguese Coast)
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