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
-Enhanced Search Improvements
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I agree with many users that unless you can afford to shop in one of the higher-end chains, the most you’ll be able to find out from your local supermarket is the country of origin, which isn’t always enough to find the exact rating on this app. (And for those who say, “Well don’t shop there!” perhaps you could show a bit more empathy for your fellow human beings who aren’t as economically advantages as you. Sustainable eating shouldn’t be the exclusive domain of the well-off.) That said, I don’t think the app warrants all these 1-3 star ratings. It’s not the app’s fault that great variation in sustainability exist even within a single geopolitical unit. While fresh seafood may not come with all the details you need, you can still make informed decisions about some types of seafood to avoid (e.g., pretty much all bluefin tuna). It’s certainly better than nothing. Oddly enough, frozen, packaged seafood may offer more details as the industry is incentivized to label packaging with all the certifications they can qualify for. So that’s also an option, especially since a lot of seafood at the supermarket counter is previously frosted anyway (though I much prefer the flavor of truly fresh seafood).
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?!
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...)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.