All "Best Choice" Seafood

Seafood Market Names Sushi Names Where Method
Alaska Plaice

Hirame

Hirame

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, Trawl

Arctic Char

Arctic char, Alpine char

Iwana

Canada, Iceland, U.S.

Farmed, closed system

Barramundi

Barra, Silver barramundi, Giant perch, Asian seabass, Seabass, Giant seabass, White seabass, Twofin seabass, Blind seabass, Two finned seabass, Giant palmer, Narifish, Kokop putih, Bekti apahap, Palakapon, Nokogirihata

Akame

U.S.

Farmed, closed recirculating

Blue Crab

Blue-Claw Crab, Hardshell Crab, Kani, Softshell Crab

Kani

US Chesapeake Bay

Trotline

Capelin Roe

Smelt, Sparling, Smelt roe

Masago

Iceland

Wild, purse seine, trap net

Clam (hard clam)

Littleneck, Top neck, Cherrystone, Chowder

n/a

U.S.

Wild, hydraulic clam dredges

Coho Salmon

Coho Salmon, Silver Salmon

Sake/Ikura (roe)

Worldwide

Farmed - Recirculating Aquaculture

Crayfish

Crawfish, Crawdad, Mudbug

n/a

U.S.

Farmed

Geoduck (giant clam)

Horseneck clam, Long necked clam, Jumbo clam

Mirugai

British Columbia, Washington State

Farmed, on bottom culture

Longspine Thornyhead

Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper, Red Snapper, Pacific Ocean Perch

Tai

U.S. - WA, OR, CA

Wild, Trawl, Longline

Nile Tilapia

Nile tilapia, Mozambique tilapia, Blue tilapia, St. Peters fish

Izumidai

Canada

Farmed in closed, 100% recirculating systems

Oysters

Oyster

Kaki

Worldwide

Farmed, off-bottom culture, dredged

Pink & Spiny Scallops

Smooth Pink, Reddish Scallops, Swimming Scallops, Pink Scallops, Spiny Scallops

Hotate

Canada - British Columbia

Wild, Butterfly Trawl

Pompano

Atlantic Pompano, Cobblerfish, Florida Pompano, Snubnosed Dart

n/a

US

Farmed, recirculating system

Puget Sound Rockfish

Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper, Red Snapper, Pacific Ocean Perch

n/a

U.S. -- Alaska

Wild, jig, hook and line

Rainbow Smelt

American Smelt, Leefish, Freshwater Smelt, Frost Fish

Lake Huron

Wild, trap net

Sablefish, Farmed

Skilfish, Skil, Coalfish, Sable, Black cod, Gindara

Gindara

Totem Sea Farm, British Columbia

Farmed

Shrimp

Freshwater Shrimp, Freshwater Prawn, Giant Malaysian Prawn, Giant River Prawn

Ebi

Worldwide

Farmed - Recirculating Aquaculture

Spot Prawn

Spot prawn, Spot shrimp

Amaebi

US- Alaska

Pot/Trap

Striped Mullet

Jumping Mullet, Jumping Jack, Popeye Mullet

n/a

U.S. - GOM/S. Atlantic

Wild, strike nets, cast nets, haul or beach seines

Tilapia

Nile tilapia, Mozambique tilapia, Blue tilapia, St. Peters fish

Izumidai

Ecuador

Farmed, Ponds

White Seabass

King Croaker, Weakfish, Seatrout

n/a

U.S. -- Monterey Bay, California

Wild, hook and line

Yellow Perch

Lake Perch, Ned, Yellow Ned, Redfin, Ringed, Raccoon Perch

n/a

US

Farmed in recirculating systems

Yellowtail Rockfish

Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper, Red Snapper, Pacific Ocean Perch

n/a

U.S. - WA, OR, CA

Wild, Trawl

Abalone

Abulon, Aulone, Red Abalone, Green Abalone, Pink Abalone

Awabi

International

Farmed, contained aquaculture

Atlantic Cod

Scrod, Whitefish

n/a

Northeast Arctic stock (Barents Sea - Russia, Norway), Icelandic stock (N. Atlantic - Iceland), East Baltic stock (Baltic Sea - Sweden, Poland, Denmark)

Wild, hook and line

Atlantic Pollock

Boston bluefish, blue cod, blue snapper, saithe, coalfish, coley

n/a

Norway - North Sea, Northeast Arctic

Wild, gillnet, purse seine

Atlantic Salmon

Kuterra, Atlantic Sapphire

Sake

Worldwide

Land-based farmed

Big-eye Scad

Akule, Hahalalu

Akule

U.S. - Hawaii

Wild, lift nets

Black Rockfish

Black Bass, Black Rock Cod, Black Snapper, Sea Bass

n/a

U.S. - WA, OR, CA

Wild, hook and line, midwater trawl

Black Sea Bass

Atlantic Sea Bass, Black Perch, Rock Bass, Chub, Tallywag

n/a

U.S. -- mid-Atlandic and Southeast

Wild, pots/traps

California Halibut

Chicken Halibut, Monterey Halibut, Southern Halibut, Hirame

Hirame

U.S. - CA

Hook & line

California Yellowtail

Amberjack, Hiramasa, Yellowtail Jack

Hamachi

US- California, Mexico- Isla Natividad

Wild, handline

Channel Catfish

Farmed catfish, U.S. farmed catfish

n/a

U.S.

Farmed, closed ponds

Chilean Seabass

Patagonian toothfish, Chilean seabass, Toothfish, Antarctic cod, Black hake, Antarctic blenny, Patagonian blenny, Icefish

n/a

Heard and McDonald, Macquarie Island, Falkland Islands

Wild, bottom longline

Clam (giant/geoduck)

Horseneck clam, Long necked clam, Jumbo clam

Mirugai

British Columbia, U.S. (Washington)

Wild, stinger

Clam, Pacific Razor

Northern Razor Clam, Razor Clam

n/a

WA, OR

Hand Harvested

Cobia

Black Kingfish, Black Salmon, Ling, Lemonfish

n/a

US Atlantic

Wild- handline, bottom gillnet

Cobia

Black Kingfish, Black Salmon, Ling, Lemonfish

n/a

US- Gulf of Mexico

Wild- handline

Coonstripe Shrimp

Coonstripe shrimp, northern shrimp

Ebi

US- Alaska

Wild, trap, bottom trawl

Dusky Rockfish

Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper, Red Snapper, Pacific Ocean Perch

n/a

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, bottom trawl

European Sea Bass

Sea Bass

n/a

Canada

Farmed in closed, 100% recirculating systems

Florida Pompano

n/a

n/a

Florida - GOM/S. Atlantic

Wild, hook and line, cast nets, seine nets, gillnets

Freshwater Prawn

Giant River Prawn, Malaysian Prawn

n/a

U.S.

Farmed, pond

Lake Whitefish

Sault Whitefish, Whitefish, Gizzard Fish, Grande Coregone

n/a

Lake Michigan (Wisconsin Waters)

Wild, trap net

Mackerel Scad

Opelu, Round Scad

U.S. - Hawaii

Wild, lift nets

Oysters (Eastern)

Oyster, Eastern Oyster

Kaki

Canada, U.S. - GOM

Wild, dredges, tongs

Pacific Flatfishes (Dover sole)

Slime sole, Slippery sole, Shortfinned sole

Hirame

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, Trawl

Pacific Flatfishes (Flathead sole)

Sole

Hirame

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, Trawl

Pacific Flatfishes (Rex sole)

Long-finned sold, witch sole

Hirame

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, Trawl

Pacific Flatfishes (Rock sole)

Alaskan flounder

Hirame

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, Trawl

Pacific Flatfishes (Yellowfin sole)

Yellowtail flounder

Hirame

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, Trawl

Pacific Halibut

Halibut, Pacific halibut

Hirame

U.S.- Pacific

Wild, bottom longline

Pacific Sardine

Sardines, Sprats, Brisling, Pilchard

Iwashi

British Columbia, U.S (CA, OR, WA, AK)

Wild, purse seine, midwater trawl incidental catch

Pacific White Shrimp

Pacific white shrimp

Ebi

U.S.

Farmed, fully recirculating system, inland tank

Rainbow Smelt

American Smelt, Leefish, Freshwater Smelt, Frost Fish

Lake Superior

Wild, Pound Nets

Rougheye Rockfish

Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper, Red Snapper, Pacific Ocean Perch

n/a

U.S. - WA, OR, CA

Wild, Bottom Longline

Sablefish/Black Cod

Skilfish, Skil, Coalfish, Sable, Black cod, Gindara

Gindara

U.S - AK

Wild, bottom longline, pot

Sablefish/Black Cod

Skilfish, Skil, Coalfish, Sable, Black cod, Gindara

Gindara

U.S. - WA, OR, CA

Wild, Pot

Seaweed, Farmed

Arame, Asian, Hijiki, Horsetail, Japanese, Nori, Sugar Kelp, Wakame, Winged kelp

Nori

Worldwide

Farmed

Skipjack Tuna

Aku, Aku jerky, Canned light tuna, Arctic bonito, mushmouth, ocean bonito, skipjack, skippy, striped bonito, striped tuna, victor fish, watermelon, tonno

Katsuo,Bonito

Eastern Pacific

Wild, Troll/pole

Snow Crab

Snow crab, Alaska snow crab, Tanner crab, Queen crab, Spider crab

Kani

Canada - Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence

Wild, pot/trap

Snow/Tanner Crab

Queen crab, Spider crab, Snow Crab

Kani

U.S. (AK - Bering Sea)

Wild, pot/trap

Spanish Mackerel

Cavalla, King, Kingfish, Smoker, Slab, Hog

Sawara (Spanish Mackerel),Aji (Horse Mackerel),Saba (Atlantic Mackerel)

U.S. -- GOM/S. Atlantic

Wild, hook and line, midwater gillnet

Spot Prawn

Spot prawn, Spot shrimp

Amaebi

British Columbia

Wild, trap

Spotted Seatrout

Speckled Seatrout, Spotted Weakfish

n/a

US - Florida, Louisiana

Wild, hook and line, drift gillnet, seine net, cast net, pound net

Stone Crab

Gulf stone crab, Florida stone crab

n/a

U.S. Atlantic and GOM

Wild, pot/trap

Striped Bass

Striper, Rockfish, Linesider, Roller, Squidhound, Greenhead

Suzuki

US - Atlantic

Hook and line

Sturgeon (White, Beluga, Atlantic, Siberian, Russian, Sevruga, Sterlet)

White sturgeon, Siberian sturgeon, Russian sturgeon, Atlantic sturgeon, Beluga sturgeon, Sevruga, Sterlet

n/a

U.S.

Farmed- flowthrough, closed systems

Swordfish

Broadbill, Emperador, Espada

Mekajiki,Kajiki-Maguro

Canada, North Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, U.S. Atlantic, Hawaii

Wild, harpoon or handline

Tilapia

Nile tilapia, Mozambique tilapia, Blue tilapia, St. Peters fish

Izumidai

U.S.

Farmed, contained aquaculture

White Sturgeon

White sturgeon

n/a

Canada

Farmed in closed, recirculating systems

Yellow Perch

Lake Perch, Ned, Yellow Ned, Redfin, Ringed, Raccoon Perch

n/a

Lake Erie (Canadian, Pennsylvania and New York Waters) Lake Ontario (New York Waters)

Wild, trapnet

Albacore Tuna

Canned White Tuna, Longfin Tunny

Tombo,Shiro maguro

North Pacific (British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Japan), North Atlantic, South Pacific

Wild, Troll/pole

Atlantic Croaker

Corbina, Corvina, Crocus, Grumbler, Hardhead

n/a

U.S. Atlantic

Wild, beach seines

Atlantic mackerel

Boston Mackerel, mackerel

Saba

Canada

Wild, purse seine

Barramundi - Australis

Australis Barramundi

Akame

Vietnam

Farmed- open net pen

Black Rockfish

Black Bass, Black Rock Cod, Black Snapper, Sea Bass

n/a

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, jig, hook and line

Black Tiger Shrimp (Silvofishery)

Tiger Shrimp, Black Tiger Prawn

Ebi

Ca Mau Province of S. Vietnam and other areas of SE Asia

Farmed Extensive Mixed Shrimp and Mangrove Forestry (Silvofishery) Using Selva Shrimp® Criteria

Bluefish

Blue, chopper, elf, fatback, greenfish, Hatteras blue, horse mackerel, rock salmon, skipjack, slammer, snap mackerel, taylor

n/a

US- Atlantic

Wild, handline

Caribbean Spiny Lobster

Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Red Lobster, Warmwater Lobster

n/a

Mexico

Diver Caught, Traps, Casitas

Caviar (sturgeon)

Beluga, Osetra & Sevruga Caviar, Sturgeon Roe

n/a

U.S.

Farmed, flowthrough, closed systems

Caviar (White Sturgeon)

Caviar, White Osetra Caviar

n/a

Canada

Farmed in closed, recirculating systems

China Rockfish

Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper, Red Snapper, Pacific Ocean Perch

n/a

U.S. -- Alaska

Wild, jig, hook and line

Clam (softshell)

Softshell clam (Steamer, Longneck, Belly clam, Fryer, Squirt clam)

n/a

U.S.

Wild, hand-raked

Cobia

ling, lemonfish, black salmon, black kingfish, sargeantfish, crab-eater

n/a

U.S.

Farmed, closed recirculating

Farmed Clam

Manila clam, Razor clam, Blood cockle, Northern quahog, Short-necked clam, Hard clam

n/a

Worldwide

Farmed, hand-raked, dredged

Giant Freshwater Prawn

Freshwater Shrimp, Freshwater Prawn, Giant Malaysian Prawn, Giant River Prawn

North, Central, and South America

Farmed - Ponds

Gilthead Sea Bream

Gilthead Sea Bream

n/a

Canada

Farmed in closed, 100% recirculating systems

Gooseneck Barnacle

Canada- British Columbia

Hand Collected

Hybrid Striped Bass

Striper, Rockfish, Linesider, Roller, Squidhound, Greenhead

Suzuki

U.S. - Atlantic

Farmed, pond, tank

King Mackerel

Cavalla, King, Kingfish, Smoker, Slab, Hog

Saba (Atlantic Mackerel),Sawara (Spanish Mackerel),Aji (Horse Mackerel)

U.S. - GOM/S. Atlantic

Wild, hook and line, midwater gillnet

Kona Crab

Spanner Crab, Frog Crab

n/a

Australia

Wild, crab net rings, traps

Largemouth Bass

Black Bass, Largemouth Osego Bass, Chub, Trout, Jumper

n/a

United States

Farmed

Lingcod

Blue cod, Bluefish, Bacalao, Buffalo, Buffalo cod, Card, cod, Codfish, Cultus, Cultus cod, Dragonfish, Green cod, Greenling, Greenlinger, Kin mustu (Japan), Leopard cod, Ling, Lingcod, Pacific cultus, Skilfish, Steamer cod, Testoni, White cod

Canada-British Columbia

Wild, Troll

Lingcod

Blue cod, Bluefish, Bacalao, Buffalo, Buffalo cod, Card, cod, Codfish, Cultus, Cultus cod, Dragonfish, Green cod, Greenling, Greenlinger, Kin mustu (Japan), Leopard cod, Ling, Lingcod, Pacific cultus, Skilfish, Steamer cod, Testoni, White cod

U.S. - WA, OR, CA

Wild, Bottom Longline, Trawl

Mahi Mahi/Dolphinfish

Dolphinfish, Dorado

n/a

U.S. - Atlantic

Wild, handline, troll, pole and line

Mexican Sea Scallop (Lion Paw)

Laguna Ojo de Liebre and Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Hotate

Mexico - Laguna Ojo de Liebre and Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur

Wild, diver caught

Mussels

Sea mussel, Blue mussel; Mediterranean mussel; Green mussel; New Zealand mussel

Muurugai

Worldwide

Farmed, on-bottom or off-bottom (suspension) techniques

Northern Rockfish

Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper, Red Snapper, Pacific Ocean Perch

n/a

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, Bottom Trawl

Northern Shrimp (coldwater)

Northern shrimp

Ebi

US- Alaska

Wild, trawl

Pacific Cod

Pacific cod, Grey cod, True cod

n/a

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, pot/trap, hook-and-line, jigging, bottom longline, trawl

Pacific Flatfishes (Arrowtooth flounder)

Turbot

Hirame

U.S.- Alaska

Wild, bottom trawl

Pacific Ocean Perch

Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper, Red Snapper, Pacific Ocean Perch

n/a

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, bottom trawl

Rainbow Smelt

American Smelt, Leefish, Freshwater Smelt, Frost Fish

n/a

Lake Erie

Wild, midwater trawl

Rainbow Trout

Coastal rainbow trout, Kamloops trout, Redband trout, Columbia River redband trout, Eagle Lake trout, Kern River trout, Shasta trout, Kamchatkan trout, Rainbow trout bow trout, Kamloops trout, Redband trout, Columbia River redband trout, Eagle Lake trout, Kern River trout, Shasta trout, Kamchatkan trout, Rainbow trout (FDA approved), Steelhead trout

Worldwide

Farmed - Recirculating Aquaculture

Rainbow Trout

Coastal rainbow trout, Kamloops trout, Redband trout, Columbia River redband trout, Eagle Lake trout, Kern River trout, Shasta trout, Kamchatkan trout, Rainbow trout

U.S.

Farmed - ponds, raceways, net pens

Red Drum

Redfish, Spotted Bass, Channel Bass

n/a

U.S.

Farmed

Salmon (Chinook, Chum, Coho, Pink, Sockeye)

Chinook, Chum, Coho, Pink or Sockeye Salmon

Sake/Ikura (roe)

U.S. - AK

Wild, drift gillnet, purse seine, troll

Salmon (Sockeye)

Sockeye Salmon

Sake/Ikura (roe)

US - WA (Lummi Island/San Juan Island)

Reefnet

Scallops

Bay Scallop, Japanese Scallop, Qualicum Beach Scallop

Hotate

Worldwide

Farmed

Sea Urchin (Green and Red)

Red or Green Sea Urchin

Uni

Canada

Wild, dive-caught, hand-caught

Sidestripe Shrimp

Sidestripe shrimp, northern shrimp, cocktail shrimp

Ebi

US- Alaska

Wild, bottom trawl

Weathervane Scallop

Alaska scallops

Hotate

US - Alaska

Dredge

Widow Rockfish

Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper, Red Snapper, Pacific Ocean Perch

n/a

U.S. - WA, OR, CA

Wild, Trawl

Wreckfish

Sea Bass

n/a

U.S. -- South Atlantic

Wild, hydraulic hook and line