Many seafood sellers are working to raise awareness about the need for sustainable, ecofriendly fishing and the importance of not purchasing seafood on the endangered list. That’s great, but it does have one downside: a glut of ecolabels that can make for confusion at the seafood counter. When you’re grocery shopping and you’ve forgotten your Monterey Bay Guide, look for these two labels: Marine Stewardship Council and Friend of the Sea. Fish and seafood with these labels came from certified sustainable and well-managed fisheries.
Marine Stewardship Council
The Marine Stewardship Council’s standards for sustainable fishing and seafood traceability meet the world's toughest best practice guidelines. With their practices and diligent efforts, they are transforming the way seafood is sourced—and helping you get the best produce for you and the Earth.
Friend of the Sea
Friend of the Sea is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) working to conserve marine habitats. Products stamped with the Friend of the Sea logo come from sustainable seafood fisheries and aquaculture where the harvesting of seafood leaves no lasting impact or damage to the surrounding environment.