1. Download a resource to help inform your seafood purchases.
- Try a Seafood Watch Pocket Card or Smartphone App if you are in the US
- Check out the Good Fish Guide from the MCS if you’re in the UK
- In Canada? SeaChoice has you covered
2. Support those companies who have made a commitment to sustainable seafood.
- When shopping at a US or UK grocery store, buy seafood at a high scoring retailer on the Greenpeace Retailer Scorecard.
- In the US many retailers are making a move, but Safeway, Target, Wegmans and Whole Foods are clear leaders.
- In the UK Greenpeace says Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and the Co-op are best in terms of seafood sustainability.
3. Ask Questions!
- Do you know if those fish tacos are made with tilapia, pollock or cod? Ask what type of fish you are ordering, and where it comes from. This reminds restaurants that we care about sustainable seafood!
- As a general rule buying domestic is often a safe bet – it likely has a lower Carbon footprint, you are supporting local fishermen, and our nation has great fishery management.
- Use this link to email a thank-you to Safeway, who has committed to sell only sustainable seafood by 2015.