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Guides to Sustainable Fish

Here you will find an updated list of sustainable fish guides produced by various organizations as part of international, regional, national or themed campaigns. These guides, some more detailed than others, all aim to make consumers more aware of the current state of marine resources.

These guides are often plagued by contradictions and are not always simple to use. The subject is incredibly complicated: Evaluating fish stocks, which are constantly moving through an immense space, is not an easy task. Moreover, the fish industry (fishing, processing, distribution) is highly globalized, making the traceability of fish products a very tricky issue. The complexity of these commercial pathways also encourages fraud and adulteration.


These guides, therefore, should be used within the context of a broader philosophy: the Slow Fish philosophy, developed in the sections Good, Clean and Fair Fish and What Can I Do?




Greenpeace: Red List


Environmental Justice Foundation: Consumer Guide to Prawns


Sustainable Sushi


Fischimhandy International Seafood Guide

incofish Species Information Service


To know more about farmed salmon, click here.

North America




Greenpeace: Red List


Greenpeace: Retailer Ranking


To learn more about farmed salmon, click here.

United States


Through its Seafood Watch program, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has developed three different guide formats: detailed fact sheets, Regional Seafood Watch Pocket Guides and a Sushi Guide.


The Environmental Defense Fund has produced a Seafood Selector, a Pocket Seafood Selector, a Sushi Selector and a Pocket Sushi Selector.


The Blue Ocean Institute offers a Seafood Guide and a Sushi Guide.


FishPhone is an SMS service run by Blue Ocean.


NOAA: Fish Watch


New England Aquarium: Ocean-Friendly Seafood Species


Greenpeace USA has drawn up a list of retailers who have adopted a responsible policy towards sustainable fish.


Fish2Fork: Sustainable Seafood Restaurant Guide and widgets


To know more about farmed salmon, click here.






Slow Food: Mangiamoli giusti (in Italian)




WWF: Conso-guide des poissons (in French, also available in Dutch)




WWF: Hva for en Fisk? (in Danish)





WWF: Meren herkkuja, ole hyvä! (in Finnish)





Greenpeace: Et ta mer t'y penses? and Pêche: Conduites Dangereuses (in French)


WWF: Guide de poche (in French)





Greenpeace: Fischerei (in German)


WWF: Einkaufsratgeber (in German)




Greenpeace: Guida ai consumi ittici (in Italian)


WWF: Sai che pesci pigliare (in Italian)



The Netherlands


De Noordzee/WWF: VIS wijzer (in Dutch)


Greenpeace: Maak Schoon Schap (in Dutch)


De Goede Vis (in Dutch)




Greenpeace: Przewodnik po gatunkach morskich (in Polish)


WWF: Jaka ryba na obiad (in Polish)



United Kingdom


The Marine Conservation Society has produced a Pocket Good Fish Guide, and Fishonline, an online and detailed buyer's guide to sustainable seafood


Fish2Fork: Sustainable Seafood Restaurant Guide and widgets




Greenpeace: Lista Roja (in Spanish)


WWF: Guía de consumo responsable de pescado (in Spanish)

Fish2Fork: Sustainable Seafood Restaurant Guide




WWF: Fisk till middag? (in Swedish)





WWF: Pocket guides in German, French and Italian



Asia and Oceania




Australian Marine Conservation Society: Pocket Guide


ABC: Thanks For All the Fish



Hong Kong


WWF: Sustainable fish guides in English and Chinese and online fish ID guide




WWF: Seafood Guide (in Indonesian)


New Zealand


Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society: Best Fish Guide




South Africa


The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) offers a pocket guide, a database and an SMS service.






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