The Monterey Bay Aquarium steps into this murky world with answers. Their Seafood Watch Guide is the gold standard if you want to know which species are free from contaminants and overfishing worries.
But recently the aquarium went above and beyond the ‘green’ rating they give good species, creating a super green list of the best seafood options. Below are their findings:
Note: Both charts can be re-categorized by clicking on the column headings
|Albacore Tuna||Troll or Pole-caught||US or British Columbia|
|Pacific Sardines||Wild-caught||Pacific Waters|
|Rainbow Trout||Farmed||US, likely|
|Salmon (any variety)||Wild-Caught||Alaskan|
|Spot Prawns||Wild-caught||British Columbia|
|Dungeness Crab||Wild-caught||NW USA – Washington, California, Oregon|
|Longfin Squid||Wild-caught||USA Atlantic Waters|
- Seafood Watch Super Green List Release (2009-10-01)
Version 1.0 of this chart was released on 2009-11-17. All revisions will be noted here.