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, albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Albacore are found throughout the world's temperate, sub-tropical and tropical oceans. They are a large species of tuna and grow more slowly than skipjack and yellowfin tuna which means they need to be well managed to prevent them from Read more

Picture of Tuna, albacore
Sustainability range: from two to four info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Atlantic, South (FAO 41,47)
Stock area — South Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Atlantic, North (FAO 21,27) and Central (FAO 31,34)
Stock area — North Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll
Capture area — Atlantic, North (FAO 21,27) and Central (FAO 31,34)
Stock area — North Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Pacific, South and Central (FAO 81,87, 71,77)
Stock area — American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, High Seas, New Zealand
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 — Troll
Capture area — Pacific, North West (FAO 61) and Central (FAO 71,77)
Stock area — North Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Pacific, North West (FAO 61) and Central (FAO 71,77)
Stock area — North Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll
Capture area — Atlantic, South (FAO 41,47)
Stock area — South Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll
Capture area — Pacific, South (FAO 81,87) and Central (FAO 71,77)
Stock area — South Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Atlantic, North (FAO 21,27) and Central (FAO 31,34)
Stock area — North Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pelagic trawl
Capture area — Atlantic, North (FAO 21,27) and Central (FAO 31,34)
Stock area — North Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Atlantic, South (FAO 41,47)
Stock area — South Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Pacific, South (FAO 81,87) and Central (FAO 71,77)
Stock area — South 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 — North 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), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Tuna, Atlantic bluefin (Caught at sea)

Thunnus thynnus

Bluefin tunas are vulnerable, slow growing and long lived species that are heavily exploited across their range. The market value of individual fish regularly reaches tens of thousands of pounds with the record being over a million pounds Read more

Picture of Tuna, Atlantic bluefin (Caught at sea)
Sustainability rating: rating under review info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27) and Mediterranean & Black Sea (FAO 37)
Stock area — East Atlantic & Mediterranean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: rating under review info
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Tuna, Atlantic bluefin (Farmed)

Thunnus thynnus

Bluefin tunas are vulnerable, slow growing and long lived species that are heavily exploited across their range. The market value of individual fish regularly reaches tens of thousands of pounds with the record being over a million pounds Read more

Picture of Tuna, Atlantic bluefin (Farmed)
Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Farmed
Production country — Mediterranean
Production method — Marine net pen, capture based aquaculture
Rating: five info
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Tuna, Pacific bluefin

Thunnus orientalis

Bluefin tunas are vulnerable, slow growing and long lived species that are heavily exploited across their range. The market value of individual fish regularly reaches tens of thousands of pounds with the record being over a million pounds Read more

Picture of Tuna, Pacific bluefin
Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Pacific Ocean (FAO 61,67,71,77,81,87)
Stock area — Pacific Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Tuna, skipjack

Euthynnus pelamis, Katsuwonus pelamis

Skipjack tuna is a smaller and faster growing tuna, and one the best choices out of the commercially targeted tuna species. Skipjack stocks worldwide are still in fairly good shape, but the increasing catch in some areas is concerning and Read more

Picture of Tuna, skipjack
Sustainability range: from two to five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Indian Ocean: Western (FAO 51), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — The Republic of Maldives EEZ
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, Western (FAO 21,31,41)
Stock area — West Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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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 — Pole & line
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 — Pole & line; Troll
Capture area — Atlantic, North (FAO 27), Central (FAO 34) and South (FAO 47) Eastern
Stock area — East Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (FAD associated)
Capture area — Atlantic, Western (FAO 21,31,41)
Stock area — West Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line; Troll
Capture area — Pacific, Eastern Central (FAO 77), South, East (FAO 87) and West (FAO 81)
Stock area — Eastern Pacific
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, 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 — Purse seine (FAD & Free School)
Capture area — Indian Ocean: Western (FAO 51), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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, North (FAO 27), Central (FAO 34) and South (FAO 47) Eastern
Stock area — East Atlantic
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 — 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 — Gill or fixed net
Capture area — Indian Ocean: Western (FAO 51), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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 — Pacific, North West (FAO 61) and Central (FAO 71,77)
Stock area — Western and Central Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Tuna, southern bluefin (Caught at sea)

Thunnus maccoyii

Bluefin tunas are vulnerable, slow growing and long lived species that are heavily exploited across their range. The market value of individual fish regularly reaches tens of thousands of pounds with the record being over a million pounds Read more

Picture of Tuna, southern bluefin (Caught at sea)
Sustainability rating: five info
Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — All applicable methods
Capture area — Worldwide (FAO All Areas)
Stock area — Southern Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Tuna, yellowfin

Thunnus albacares

Yellowfin tuna is a large tuna species that is often sold as tuna steaks in the UK. Many stocks are doing well, but the Indian Ocean stock is overfished and catches remain far too high. Yellowfin is mainly caught in longline and purse Read more

Picture of Tuna, yellowfin
Sustainability range: from two to five info
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 — 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 Ocean (FAO 21,27,31,34,41 and 47)
Stock area — Atlantic
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line; Handline
Capture area — Pacific, North West (FAO 61) and Central (FAO 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 — 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: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine (tuna-dolphin association)
Capture area — Pacific, Eastern Central (FAO 77), South, East (FAO 87) and West (FAO 81)
Stock area — Eastern Pacific
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, 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 — 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: three 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: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Troll
Capture area — Indian Ocean: Western (FAO 51), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Pole & line
Capture area — Indian Ocean: Western (FAO 51), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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 — Handline
Capture area — Indian Ocean: Western (FAO 51), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: four info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Indian Ocean: Western (FAO 51), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — Sri Lanka FIP participants only
Certification — FIP Stage 4. Click [here for info on FIP](https://fisheryprogress.org/fip-profile/sri-lanka-tuna-and-swordfish-longline)
Rating: four to five 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), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — Comoros, France and oversees territories, Italy (flag), Kenya, Mayotte, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, Spain (flag), United Republic of Tanzania
Certification — FIP Stage 4. Click [here for info on FIPs](https://fisheryprogress.org/directory)
Rating: four to 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), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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 — Pacific, North West (FAO 61) and Central (FAO 71,77)
Stock area — Western and Central Pacific
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Longline
Capture area — Indian Ocean: Western (FAO 51), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
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 — Indian Ocean: Western (FAO 51), Eastern ( FAO 57)
Stock area — Indian Ocean
Stock detail — All Areas
Rating: five info
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