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Seafood Watch recommendations help you choose ocean-friendly seafood at your favorite restaurants and stores. Our redesigned app makes it easier than ever to get the latest recommendations for seafood and sushi, learn more about the seafood you eat, and locate or share businesses that serve sustainable seafood.

- Get free, up-to-date seafood recommendations
- Search for seafood quickly and easily by common market name
- Search for sushi by Japanese name as well as common market name
- Locate restaurants and stores that serve ocean-friendly seafood
- Access in-depth conservation notes

What’s New

Version 5.3

-Enhanced Search Improvements
-Performance Improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 Ratings

kearena ,

Dead ends

I don’t understand the other complaints about info that grocery stores or restaurants don’t have. If they don’t know how their fish is sourced you shouldn’t shop there! The info provided to choose sustainable seafood is basic stuff.

But the app... ugh. Too many parts that dead end. One example: it offers downloading the chart (which I used to have in paper copy but lost in a move), which would be useful when WiFi isn’t available. But you get the image and there’s no way to download and no way back. Only option: close app. Closing app is not a good app option, shall I say unappetizing?
Another example, nothing in my area for where to buy sustainable fish. When I clicked on how to be a part of the system, for vendors, to give info to local fishmongers, the app again got stuck.
Methinks you need better programmers for more seamless functionality.
I just downloaded the app today and these were 2 of the 3 things I looked at... an inauspicious start, I must say.

Also... can you be less “west coast” please? There’s a whole world out there where we buy seafood.

beckycarr100 ,

This app is not for real people living in the real world

Most fish in grocery stores doesn't have the level of information on the label that the app specifies, nor do most restaurant menus. The list I downloaded from your website a few years ago was much more useful. I was looking for an update, but this app is overwhelming in its specificity of information that I can't verify when I'm buying fish. Why not tell me which brands and restaurant chains are better or worse. I just wanted to know if wild Alaska salmon is still ok and what kind of canned tuna is ok or to be avoided, but I'm no better off than before I looked at the app. This app is apparently designed for wealthy foodies, not for ordinary consumers trying to make better choices. By the way, Apple, you dumped my whole review when my nickname was already taken. Why don't you tell me to pick a different nickname BEFORE I type a whole paragraph with one finger?!

1000101_Dude ,

Better than the ratings suggest

This app is way better than the negative ratings say. The UI is pretty good and the search function works well. Of course, there is a lot of info in the descriptions that is not available at the point of purchase (hence only 4 stars) but what’s there is fine for giving you enough data to make an informed decision.

I downloaded this app a while ago and found it kind of useless and eventually deleted it. But I’m glad I tried it out again. Seems like the developers listened to all the feedback about their formerly crap app and made some good changes. It’s telling that all the really bad reviews are from a year ago (as of this writing...)


Monterey Bay Aquarium
25.4 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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