Monterey Bay Aquarium Relaunches Easy-to-Use Seafood Watch Mobile App

Feb 23, 2015


The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program has been connecting seafood lovers to ocean-friendly choices for more than 15 years through its printable guides, website and mobile app. As the prevalence and use of mobile devices continues to grow, Seafood Watch now offers a significant redesign and update of the app to provide the most-up-to-date sustainable seafood information when buying from a restaurant or grocer.

Several new features make the Seafood Watch app even easier to use and find information about choosing the most environmentally responsible seafood to eat:

  • Get quick referral to specific seafood recommendations
  • View species summary pages for a quick overview of each item
  • Search using the common market or sushi names
  • Quickly access full Seafood Watch website for in-depth information
  • Find nearby businesses that offer ocean-friendly seafood

Available for iOS and Android devices, the latest version of the mobile app can be downloaded now. More information about the app is available at the Seafood Watch website.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program is the most recognized and trusted source for sustainable seafood recommendations, and helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that's fished or farmed in ways that protect sea life and habitats, now and for future generations. Seafood Watch recommendations indicate which seafood items are "Best Choices" or "Good Alternatives," and others to "Avoid."

Since 1999, Seafood Watch has distributed more than 51 million printed consumer guides, and its free mobile app has been downloaded more than 1.6 million times. Its business program encourages restaurants, distributors and seafood purveyors to purchase from sustainable sources. More than 100,000 business locations across North America use Seafood Watch science to guide their seafood purchases – including two of the largest food service companies on the continent.

The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the oceans.

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The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.