Seafood buying guides
There’s a lot to think about when you’re at the supermarket or fishmonger. Discover what labels to look out for, what questions to ask and why every purchase makes a difference.
Top tips for buying seafood
There’s a lot to think about when you’re at the supermarket or fishmonger's. Follow these five simple steps and you’ll know exactly what to look out for and what to ask.
What to ask when you're buying seafood
Good Fish Guide seafood ratings are based on three key things: what it is, where it was caught or farmed, and how. In some cases, this information must be on the packet by law. It fundamentally changes the sustainability of what you're eating, so it's worth checking.
How to buy the Big Five: cod, haddock, salmon, tuna and prawns
80% of the seafood we eat in the UK is made up of just five species: cod, haddock, salmon, tuna and prawns. Ideally we should eat a wider variety of sustainably caught fish, but if you're keen to stick with the familiar – or nothing else is available – here's what you need to know.
Buying local seafood
In the UK, we import most of the seafood we eat and export most of what we catch. But if you stick with sustainable options, going local can be much better for the environment.
Fishing methods explained
There are many different ways to catch or farm fish and shellfish, and some have a much lower environmental impact than others. Here we explain the different fishing methods and how sustainability can be improved.