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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 ww.edf.org/seafoodhealth.
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 www.msc.org, and www.seachoice.org for
* Check seasonal recommendations for wild BC salmon at www.seachoice.org ** Various species of rockfish are often sold as snapper. Version: 07/2009
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