Seafood Sustainability
Navigating toward fully sustainable seafood departments.

At Whole Foods Market we believe that sustainable seafood comes from responsibly managed fish farms and marine fisheries that maintain healthy fish populations and ecosystems. Our goal is to work with the passion of our customers, the commitment of our skilled seafood buyers, and the dedication of our seafood suppliers to help restore our marine and coastal ecosystems and build a more sustainable seafood market. Here’s how we’re doing it.


Seafood Sustainability Basics
There’s no doubt about it. Our wild-caught and farmed seafood (aquaculture) standards remain the highest in the industry.
Seafood Sustainability Basics
Collaboration with the Marine Stewardship Council
In May 1999 Whole Foods Market signed on as one of the first American companies to support and participate in the Marine Stewardship Council.
Collaboration with the Marine Stewardship Council
Wild-Caught Seafood Sustainability Ratings
We’re completely transparent about the sustainability status of the seafood we sell.
Wild-Caught Seafood Sustainability Ratings
Aquaculture Standards
Farmed catfish. Farmed salmon. Farmed shrimp. You see it everywhere. So what's the difference between our farm-raised seafood and what's available anywhere else?
Aquaculture Standards