Seafood Savvy

With overfishing threatening many of the world’s fisheries, START urges you to follow the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Savvy Program by consuming their recommended Best Choices of sustainable seafood.

For your next seafood restaurant experience, try some of these sustainable selections: U.S. Catfish, U.S. Pompano, U.S. Stripped Mullet, U.S. Lionfish, U.S. Mahi Mahi, Oysters (Farmed & Canada).

For your dining pleasure at home, try some of the following delicious sustainable recipes:

This sustainable seafood recipe is from our partner, Monterrey Bay Aquarium. Wild-caught sea scallops from the U.S. Atlantic are on the Seafood Watch yellow, “Good Alternatives” list. The majority of farmed scallops worldwide are a “Best Choices” because the way they’re raised presents few threats to the environment. Ingredients (Serves 2) Quick Polenta 1/2 cup [...]

This sustainable seafood recipe from our partner, Monterey Bay Aquarium, features mahi mahi. Mahi Mahi is a Seafood Watch “Best Choice.” Ingredients (Serves Four) Mahi mahi 1 1/2 pounds skinless mahi mahi fillets, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 4 [...]

This sustainable seafood recipe from our partner, Monterey Bay Aquarium features tilapia. U.S.-farmed tilapia is a Seafood Watch “Best Choice.” Ingredients (Serves 4) 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 1/4 pound tilapia fillets, cut into 2×1-inch pieces Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground pepper [...]

This sustainable seafood recipe from our partner, Monterey Bay Aquarium features mussels. Farmed mussels are a “Best Choice” because they’re raised in an environmentally responsible way. Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 red onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 28-ounce can Italian tomatoes in purée (preferably [...]

In response to a growing number of requests, we are launching a new feature in this edition of our monthly E-Newsletter, Seafood Savvy Recipes. We believe it will help our readers make better choices about the seafood they prepare at home and order in restaurants. Try this interesting take on on one of our local [...]

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