Seafood Watch

Sustainable Seafood

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program to promote sustainable seafood messaging.

Healthy Choices, Healthy Oceans

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® programs empowers consumers and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans, helping support diverse marine ecosystems for the future.

Why Do Seafood Choices Matter?

Using science-based, peer reviewed methods, Seafood Watch® assesses how fisheries and farmed seafood impacts the environment and provides recommendations indicating which items are ‘Best Choices,’ ‘Good Alternatives’ and which ones to ‘Avoid.’

Chef Kerry Heffernan on Sustainable Seafood Celebrity chef and Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force member Kerry Heffernan is one of New York City’s leading advocates for choosing sustainable seafood and protecting our ocean. In addition to working as the Executive Chef aboard the Grand Banks, a former cod schooner turned floating oyster bar, Kerry is an active fisherman whose passion for healthy oceans truly runs from hook to plate. Check out our newest video and hear from Kerry in his own words. Watch the Video HERE! 


How To Take Action

Seafood Watch® raises consumer awareness through its consumer guides, websites, smart phone and table application, and partnerships with businesses, zoos, aquariums and culinary leaders. Seafood Watch® has distributed more than 45 million Seafood Watch pocket guides since 1999 and their free app has been downloaded more than one million times.

Learn more about the Seafood Watch® program and how you can help here.

  • CLICK HERE to download the January-June 2016 Seafood Watch Card
  • CLICK HERE to download the Complete Recommendations List
  • CLICK HERE to get the Seafood Watch Mobile App

Consumers can help keep our oceans healthy by downloading and carrying the Seafood Watch® consumer guide and by following Seafood Watch® on Facebook and Twitter.

Consumers can also download the free Seafood Watch® mobile app for up-to-date recommendations on where to find ocean-friendly seafood. With the Project FishMap app, users can share the location of restaurants and markets that carry sustainable seafood in our community.

All information courtesy Seafood Watch® program ©2014, Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation.

Listen Now! 

Sustainable Seafood: It's Not Just for People Anymore

Sustainable Seafood: It's Not Just for People Anymore
Recording Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
12:26 pm | Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)


This webinar was tri-hosted by the following Seafood Watch staff:

  • Karin Stratton, Partnership Program Manager
  • Lisa Max, Fisheries Science Analyst
  • Simone Jones, Business Outreach Coordinator

*Guest Appearance by Jess Reese, Interpreter Extraordinaire at Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo