All "Best Choice" Seafood

Seafood Market Names Sushi Names Where Method
Albacore Tuna

Canned White Tuna, Longfin Tunny

Tombo,Shiro maguro

North Pacific (British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii) South Pacific

Wild, Troll/pole

Big-eye Scad

Akule, Hahalalu

Akule

U.S. - Hawaii

Wild, floating gillnets, crossnet/skirt gillnet, surroundnets, ‘opelu nets

Bluefish

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

n/a

US- Atlantic

Wild, handline

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

Coonstripe Shrimp

Coonstripe shrimp, northern shrimp

Ebi

US- Alaska

Wild, trap, bottom trawl

Crayfish

Crawfish, Crawdad, Mudbug

n/a

U.S.

Farmed

Nile Tilapia

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

Izumidai

Canada

Farmed in closed, 100% recirculating systems

Pacific Halibut

Halibut, Pacific halibut

Hirame

U.S.- Pacific

Wild, bottom longline

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

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

US- Alaska

Pot/Trap

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

Yellow Perch

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

n/a

Lake Erie (Canada and U.S.)

Wild, gillnet, trapnet

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 Croaker

Corbina, Corvina, Crocus, Grumbler, Hardhead

n/a

U.S. Atlantic

Wild, beach seines

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

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. - WA, OR, CA

Wild, hook and line, midwater trawl

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

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

Copper Rockfish

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

n/a

U.S. -- Alaska

Wild, jig, hook and line

European Sea Bass

Sea Bass

n/a

Canada

Farmed in closed, 100% recirculating systems

Farmed Clam

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

n/a

Worldwide

Farmed, hand-raked, dredged

Freshwater Coho Salmon

Coho Salmon, Silver Salmon

Sake/Ikura (roe)

U.S.

Farmed, flow through tank

Freshwater Prawn

Giant River Prawn, Malaysian Prawn

n/a

U.S.

Farmed, pond

Largemouth Bass

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

n/a

United States

Farmed

Northern Shrimp (coldwater)

Northern shrimp

Ebi

US- Alaska

Wild, trawl

Pacific Sardine

Sardines, Sprats, Brisling, Pilchard

Iwashi

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

Wild, purse seine, midwater trawl incidental catch

Puget Sound Rockfish

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

n/a

U.S. -- Alaska

Wild, jig, hook and line

Red Drum

Redfish, Spotted Bass, Channel Bass

n/a

U.S.

Farmed

Sablefish/Black Cod

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

Gindara

Canada - British Columbia, U.S - AK

Wild, bottom longline, pot

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

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

Western and Central Pacific, Atlantic Ocean

Wild, Unassociated purse seine

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

Western and Central Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, U.S. Eastern Pacific

Wild, Troll/pole

Spotted Seatrout

Speckled Seatrout, Spotted Weakfish

n/a

US - Florida, Louisiana

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

Striped Mullet

Jumping Mullet, Jumping Jack, Popeye Mullet

n/a

U.S. - GOM/S. Atlantic

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

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

Wreckfish

Sea Bass

n/a

U.S. -- South Atlantic

Wild, hydraulic hook and line

Yellowfin Tuna

Ahi, Ahi Tuna

Maguro,Toro

U.S. - Gulf of Mexico/South Atlantic, Eastern Pacific

Wild, Troll/pole, handline

Yellowfin Tuna

Ahi, Ahi Tuna

Maguro,Toro

Western Pacific

Wild, Troll/pole, handline, unassociated purse seine

Arctic char

Arctic char, Alpine char

Iwana

Canada, Iceland, U.S., Norway

Farmed, closed system

Atlantic mackerel

Boston Mackerel, mackerel

Saba

Canada

Wild, purse seine

Atlantic Pollock

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

n/a

Norway - North Sea, Northeast Arctic

Wild, gillnet, purse seine

Bigeye Tuna

Ahi, Po'onui

Maguro

Atlantic (U.S.)

Wild, Troll/pole

Black Sea Bass

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

n/a

U.S. -- mid-Atlandic and Southeast

Wild, pots/traps

Blue Crab

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

Kani

US Chesapeake Bay

Trotline

Brown Rockfish

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

n/a

U.S. - Alaska

Wild, jig, hook and line

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

Florida Pompano

n/a

n/a

Florida - GOM/S. Atlantic

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

Geoduck (giant clam)

Horseneck clam, Long necked clam, Jumbo clam

Mirugai

British Columbia, Washington State

Farmed, on bottom culture

Gilthead Sea Bream

Gilthead Sea Bream

n/a

Canada

Farmed in closed, 100% recirculating systems

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

Lake Whitefish

Sault Whitefish, Whitefish, Gizzard Fish, Grande Coregone

n/a

Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan (U.S. and Canada)

Wild, trap net

Mackerel Scad

Opelu, Round Scad

U.S. - Hawaii

Wild, floating gillnets, crossnet/skirt gillnet, surroundnets, ‘opelu nets

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

Oysters

Oyster

Kaki

Worldwide

Farmed, off-bottom culture, dredged

Oysters (Eastern)

Oyster, Eastern Oyster

Kaki

Canada, U.S. - GOM

Wild, dredges, tongs

Pacific Cod

Pacific cod, Grey cod, True cod

n/a

U.S.

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

Pacific White Shrimp

Pacific white shrimp

Ebi

U.S.

Farmed, fully recirculating system, inland tank

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 (FDA approved), Steelhead trout (FDA approved)

n/a

U.S.

Farmed, flow-through systems (land based)

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 (FDA approved), Steelhead trout (FDA approved)

n/a

Canada

Farmed, flow-through systems (land based)

Sidestripe Shrimp

Sidestripe shrimp, northern shrimp, cocktail shrimp

Ebi

US- Alaska

Wild, bottom trawl

Spot Prawn

Spot prawn, Spot shrimp

Amaebi

British Columbia

Wild, trap

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

Tilapia

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

Izumidai

Ecuador

Farmed, Ponds

Weathervane Scallop

Alaska scallops

Hotate

US - Alaska

Dredge

White Seabass

King Croaker, Weakfish, Seatrout

n/a

U.S. -- Monterey Bay, California

Wild, hook and line

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

US

Farmed in recirculating systems