Sustainable seafood advisory lists and certification

Sustainable seafood advisory lists and certification

Sustainable seafood advisory lists and certification are programs aimed at increasing consumer awareness of the environmental impact and sustainability of their seafood purchasing choices.

California-based Seafood Watch and Marine Conservation Society's fishonline are some of the best known guides. One of the best known certification programs is Marine Stewardship Council's scheme for consumer seafood products.

Other programs include regional guides, such as that produced by the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). In Canada, SeaChoice produces assessments and recommendations using the traffic light system, while recommendation of restaurants is done by Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise.

Contents

  • Guides and advisory lists 1
  • Certification and labelling 2
  • Consumer health 3
  • See also 4

Guides and advisory lists

Certification and labelling

  • The Marine Stewardship Council has a certification program for consumer seafood products, and lists certified products on its website [5]
  • Ocean Wise, a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program certifying restaurants, and publishing a dining guide.
  • Sustainable Fishery Advocates operates the FishWise program for labelling seafood by retailers.
  • Earth Island Institute's Friends of the Sea certification scheme for products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Also an SMS-based seafood sustainability advisory service.

Consumer health

  • Oceana's Campaign to Stop Seafood Contamination (USA)

See also