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                                                                                                                                                                   Then, check the listings and colour
                                                                                                                                                                             • How was it farmed or caught?
                                                                                                                                                                                 • Where is this seafood from?
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Is it farmed or wild?                 seafood smarts.
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                                                                                                                                                                                              • What species is this?                 and don’t forget to share your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      assessments at,
                                                                                                                                                                   and always ask questions when you                                  seafood items, updates, and full
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                                                                                                                                                                   it was caught or farmed (look for the
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                                                                                         Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society                                     one column based on how and where                                   oceans and communities healthy.
   Canada’s                                                                                                                                                        Some items are listed in more than
                                                                                                                                                                   items in the lighter section below.
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                                                                                                                                                                   is listed first, followed by farmed                                  and farming practices. Use your
                                                                                                                                                                   seafood choices. Wild-caught seafood                                are supporting sustainable fishing
                                                                                                                                                                   will help you make more sustainable                                 By buying green-listed seafood, you
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           Best Choice                                                                     Some Concerns                                                                   Avoid                                                      Alert Codes
WILD:                                                                           WILD:                                                                           WILD:                                                                 Green = Best Choice. Best Choice items are
Clam: Razor hand-dug (Can Atl), Softshell (US Atl)                              Clam: Softshell, Quahog, Bar hand dug (Can Atl)                                 Chilean seabass/Patagonian toothfish (ww) †                           well managed, abundant, and caught or farmed in
Cod: Pacific longline, jig, trap (AK) †                                         Cod: Pacific trawl (Can/US Pac, AK)                                             Clams: Arctic surf, Quahog dredge (Can Atl)                           environmentally sustainable ways.
Crab: Dungeness (Can/US Pac)                                                    Crab: Rock (Can Atl), Snow (Can Atl, AK)                                        Cod: Atlantic (Can/US Atl)                                            Yellow = Some Concerns. Some Concerns
Lobster: Spiny (US)                                                             Crab: Blue (US Atl) , King (AK)                                                 Crab: King (Intl ex US), Jonah (Can Atl)                              seafood should be consumed infrequently, or when
Mackerel: King, Spanish (US Atl, US Gulf of Mex)                                Haddock longline (Can/US Atl), sep trawl (Can Atl)                              Flounder/Sole: trawl (US Atl)                                         a green choice is not available. There are concerns
Mahi Mahi/Dolphinfish troll/pole (US Atl)                                       Halibut: Pacific, Atlantic longline (Can/Pac Atl)                               Greenland halibut/Turbot (Can Atl)                                    with abundance, management, or impacts on
Pollock: Alaska (AK)                                                            Herring: Atlantic (Can/US Atl)                                                  Haddock trawl (Can/US Atl)                                            habitat or other marine life.
Sablefish trap, longline (Can Pac, AK†)                                         Lingcod (Can, US)                                                               Halibut: Atlantic trawl (US Atl)                                      Red = Avoid. Avoid seafood items from this list
Sardine/Herring: Pacific (Can/US Pac)                                           Lobster: American (Can Atl)                                                     Lobster: Spiny (Brazil)                                               for now. They come from farmed or wild sources
Shrimp/Prawn: Spot (Can Pac), Pink (OR†)                                        Salmon: Pacific, all species (Can Pac)*                                         Orange roughy (ww)                                                    with a combination of critical problems—habitat
Shrimp/Prawn: Northern trap (Can Atl)                                           Shrimp: Northern trawl (Can†/US Atl)                                            Rockfish: all species** trawl (Can, US)                               damage, lethal impacts on other species, critically
Squid: Longfin (US Atl)                                                         Shrimp: Pink trawl (US Gulf of Mex, US S Atl)                                   Scallops: Sea dredge (Can Atl)                                        low populations, or poor management.
Swordfish harpoon, handline (Can, US)                                           Sole: Pacific (Can/US Pac)                                                      Shark: all species (ww)                                                    Limiting consumption of these items is
Tuna: Albacore troll/pole (Can/US† Pac)                                         Squid: all species (ww ex Longfin US Atl)                                       Shrimp/Prawn (Intl ex US)                                             recommended due to elevated mercury or PCB
Tuna: Skipjack troll/pole, handline (ww)                                        Tuna: Bigeye, Yellowfin troll/pole (ww ex US Atl),                              Swordfish longline (Can Atl, Intl ex US)                              levels. Children and women of childbearing age
Tuna: Yellowfin troll/pole (US Atl)                                                 longline (US Atl) , handline (HI)                                           Tuna: Albacore longline (ww ex HI)                                    should take the strongest precautions. Learn more
                                                                                Tuna: Albacore , Skipjack longline (HI)                                         Tuna: Bluefin (ww)                                                    at
Arctic char (Can, US, Norway, Iceland)                                          FARMED:                                                                         Tuna: Yellowfin, Bigeye longline (ww ex US Atl)                           Indicates seafood high in omega-3 fats and low
Catfish (US)                                                                    Pangasius, Basa, Swai (Intl)                                                    FARMED:                                                               in contaminants.
Clams, scallops, oysters , mussels                                              Shrimp/Prawn: White (US)                                                        Shrimp/Prawn: Tiger, White (Intl ex US)                               † Some or all of this fishery is certified as
Tilapia (US)                                                                    Trout: Rainbow open-cage (Can)                                                  Salmon: Atlantic (ww)                                                 sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.
Trout: Rainbow (US), land-based (Can)                                           Tilapia (Central/S Am)                                                          Tilapia (China, Taiwan)                                               Visit, and for
* Check seasonal recommendations for wild BC salmon at          ** Various species of rockfish are often sold as snapper.                                                                        Version: 07/2009
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Abbreviations: Can=Canada, US= United States, Mex= Mexico, S Am=South America, Intl=International, Atl=Atlantic, Pac=Pacific, AK=Alaska, HI=Hawaii, OR=Oregon, WA=Washington, CA=California, ww=worldwide, ex=except, sep=separator

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