Wild-Caught Seafood
Sustainability Ratings

All of the wild-caught seafood we sell is from fisheries that are certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or rated either "Green" or "Yellow" by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program and The Safina Center (formerly Blue Ocean Institute). We don’t sell any of the red-rated seafood that you might find at other grocery stores. Red ratings typically suggest that the fish is overfished or caught in ways that harm other marine life or habitats.

 

When shopping our seafood department, simply look for these colored labels!

From well-managed fisheries; caught in ways that cause little harm to habitats or other wildlife.

From fisheries where there are some concerns with how species are caught or managed.

 

What you won't find in our Seafood Department:

We don’t sell red-rated seafood. Overfished, poorly managed, or caught in ways that cause harm to habitats or other wildlife.

  • Atlantic Halibut (from specific areas and catch methods rated "red" by our partners)
  • Gray Sole (Atlantic)
  • Orange Roughy
  • Octopus (from specific areas and catch methods rated "red" by our partners)
  • Skate Wing (unless MSC-certified)
  • Sturgeon
  • Swordfish (from specific areas and catch methods rated "red" by our partners)
  • Tautog
  • Trawl-caught Atlantic Cod
  • Tuna (from specific areas and catch methods rated "red" by our partners)
  • Turbot (specific regions only - see local store for details)
  • Imported wild shrimp
  • Rockfish (only certain species)

Note: Ratings may change as our partners update their fishery assessments.

Looking for more info about the rating system for wild-caught seafood? See our FAQs.