Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch
Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch is dedicated to informing consumers about sustainable seafood, meaning it’s either fished or farmed in a manner that doesn’t damage the habitat or other sea life. The mission of MBA Seafood Watch is to enable consumers and businesses to make smart decision regarding seafood, providing a list of items which are classified as either “Best Choices” or “Good Alternatives,” and listing items to avoid.
Conservation: The Monterey Bay Aquarium focuses on some of the most loved, yet vulnerable animals like the sea otter, sharks and Bluefin tuna. Without the research and conservation efforts being made by the aquarium and others, the critical issues facing these animals and others might go unnoticed. MBA has devoted decades to researching the inner workings of the ocean and finding ways to keep its inhabitants intact. MBA Seafood Watch distributes this essential information through its interactive website, consumer guides, smartphone apps and outreach efforts. Since 1999, more than 56 million consumer guides have been distributed, and their app has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times. The organization has accumulated over 200 partners across the U.S., including the Dallas Zoo.
Research: MBA Seafood Watch scientists continually analyze government reports, journal articles and white papers. The scientists work with fish farming experts and the farms themselves. Their research efforts and assessments are reviewed by experts and government officials before publication.
Why is this important to the Dallas Zoo?
The Dallas Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of every animal and ready to help when sea life is threatened by overfishing, bycatch, illegal fishing, poor management and destruction of habitat. We are proud to be partners with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch and support the research and conservation efforts being made.