Sustainable Seafood

Safe Fish Eating Recommendations


The information about safe, ecological seafood choices are regional and change all the time depending on the conditions in your area as well as climate, political and industry changes. Please update your own lists of select seafood regularly by checking online regularly.



Seafood Watch Regional Sustainable Fish Guide


Sustainable Seafood Guides from Blue Ocean Institute


Greenpeace sustainable seafood guide


Greenpeace mercury consumption guide (also copied below)


Here is a list considered relatively low in mercury (as of September 2009) that are recommended for moderate consumption. This does not mean they are GMO free fish. They may be low mercury but fish that are farmed, consume processed food which is very likely to contain corn or soy as well as anti-biotics.


Low - TLC recommends less then once per week for any fish


Abalone (farmed), Anchovies, Butterfish, Calamari (squid), Catfish, Caviar (farmed), Clams, Crab (king), Crawfish/crayfish, Flounder, Haddock, Hake, Herring, Lobster (spiny/rock), Mackerel (Atlantic), Mussels (farmed), Oysters, Perch (ocean), Salmon (wild, from Alaska), Sardines, Scallops, Shad, Sole, Sturgeon (farmed), Trout, Whitefish


Moderate- Greenpeace recommends- Eat sparingly (less than six 6 oz servings a month):


Carp, Cod, Crab (dungeness), Crab (blue), Crab (snow), Mahi Mahi, Perch (freshwater), Pollock*, Snapper, Tilapia*


Greenpeace recommends- Avoid (less than three 6 oz servings a month):


Bluefish, Croaker, Halibut, Lobster (American/Maine), Rockfish, Sea Bass (excluding Chilean Sea Bass, which should be completely avoided), Salmon (wild, Atlantic), Sea Trout (Weakfish),


High in mercury


Chilean Sea Bass*, Grouper, Mackerel (king), Marlin, Monkfish*, Orange Roughy*, Shark*, Shrimp*, Swordfish*, Tilefish, Tuna* (including fresh tuna, canned white albacore and canned chunk light)


*species in which fishing methods are particularly unsustainable

Original Post

Add Reply

Likes (0)

Disclaimer: Information provided on the Whole Approach website, forum or blog has been obtained from a variety of resources. It is provided for educational purposes only. The information provided by Whole Approach, WholeApproach Representatives, including Tarilee Cornish, should not be considered diagnostic or medical advice. None of the information provided by Whole Approach is intended to replace the guidance of your personal health care practitioners and/or physician. Please consult your licensed medical or naturopathic physician before beginning, or making changes to your supplement, diet or exercise protocol.