Looking for the Ocean Wise symbol is an easy way to tell if a seafood is sustainable when you’re shopping or dining in Canada. But what should you do if you’re traveling outside North America, or happen to find an imported seafood like ribbonfish or kingfish that you are not familiar with?
Luckily, Ocean Wise seafood program is part of the Global Seafood Ratings Alliance (GSRA). The GSRA is an alliance of sustainable seafood NGOs from five continents across the world who help each other to improve sustainability globally. Member NGOs are from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Australia, Japan, Brazil, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
Working together means organizations can share strategies that have worked for their own country, identify and prioritize the most pressing sustainable seafood issues globally, and create a database that incorporates every member’s seafood ratings, amongst other projects.
Here is a handy list of the members and their seafood guides:
- Canada: Ocean Wise Seafood Program
Ocean Wise Seafood Recommendations
- United States: Seafood Watch, Monterey Bay Aquarium
- United States: FishChoice
- New Zealand: Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand
Best Fish Guide Downloadable App
- Australia: Australia Marine Conservation Society
- Netherlands: Good Fish Foundation
VISwijzer Downloadable App
- United Kingdom: Marine Conservation Society
- Costa Rica: MarViva
MarViva Downloadable App
- France: Mr. Goodfish, Nausicaa, Centre Nationale de la Mer
Mr. Goodfish Poster
- Japan: Seafood Legacy
- Japan: Sailors for the Sea
- South Africa: The Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative
The SASSI list
Aquablog post by Claire Li, Ocean Wise Seafood Program Account Representative