GHSMP Partners with SeaFood Watch & Monterey Bay Aquarium for Sustainable Seafood

“Consumer Power is Dollar Power & That is Real Power 

One of the two primary goals of the Global High Seas Marine Preserve, with the 50 Sustainable Seafood Cities Campaign kicked off in late September 2016, is to educate consumers on the fact they must demand seafood products from sustainable sources and not those gobbled up by cruise ship size industrial trawlers with nets that could fit two 747 jumbo jets inside. Industrial fishing is decimating the oceans and top-of-the-food-chain marine predators like tuna, sharks and whales. Along with banning industrial fishing, if consumers stop buying seafood from industrial sources then it will become necessary for political and business leaders to address the situation. 

A casual poll of the population will reveal that most people are unaware of where the seafood they consume comes from, what is entailed in bringing it to market, how that process as currently practiced by a small but highly effective fleet of massive trawlers is effecting ocean ecosystems and if it can continue like this indefinitely. It can’t and that is the point. 

Get it Now & Encourage Local Establishment’s
to Abide by the Recommendations

The Global High Seas Marine Preserve strongly urges everyone to download the Seafood Watch Mobile App offered by the Monterey Bay Aquarium that offers all kinds of advice about sustainable fish consumption and fishing practices.

Available for iOS and Android

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch redesigned the app making it easier than ever to get the latest recommendations for seafood and sushi, learn more about the seafood you eat, and locate or share businesses that serve sustainable seafood.

Features

  • Get free, up-to-date seafood recommendations
  • Search for seafood quickly and easily by common market name
  • Search for sushi by Japanese name as well as common market name
  • Find restaurants and stores near you that serve ocean-friendly seafood
  • Access in-depth conservation notes and reports

In order for the public to get better educated on the Seafood Watch app from the Monterey Bay Aquarium we have included the video above and FAQs from their website below. It should also be noted that they value feedback and comments at seafoodwatch@mbayaq.org. See the handy regional guides that are downloadable in PDF form at www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/consumer-guides.

Seafood Watch mobile app from Monterey Bay Aquarium.What is the Seafood Watch App from Monterey Bay Aquarium?

Our app brings the most current scientific recommendations to your fingertips, so you can make sustainable seafood choices quickly and easily—whether you’re eating at your favorite restaurant or shopping for dinner. You can also locate sustainable seafood near you at restaurants or businesses that partner with Seafood Watch.

The app can be downloaded for free on the App Store℠ and installed on any iPhone® with version 7.0 or later of the operating system (iOS). The app will work on the iPad® and iPod touch® 5G, although it hasn’t been optimized for these platforms. The app can also be downloaded for free on Google Play and installed on any Android phone with version 4.0 or later of the operating system.

How do I get the Seafood Watch App?

The Seafood Watch app is free and can be downloaded on the App Store and on Google Play. To run the app you’ll need iPhone operating system (iOS) 7.0 or later, or an Android phone with version 4.0 or later of the operating system. The app will work on the iPad and the iPod touch 5G, although it hasn’t been optimized for these platforms.

What’s the difference between the Seafood Watch App and the Seafood Watch mobile website?

The Seafood Watch website is accessed through a web browser and can be accessed by any device with a live internet connection. The app offers the same features as the mobile site, plus an additional search feature that enables you to locate restaurants and stores near you that serve sustainable seafood and provides their locations on a map for directions.

What does the Seafood Watch App have?

  • Provides free, up-to-date recommendations at your fingertips with detailed seafood information
  • Enables you to search for seafood quickly and easily by common market name
  • Sushi guide lists fish by Japanese name as well as common market name
  • Gives you locations of nearby restaurants and businesses that serve ocean-friendly seafood

Website Snapshot of Monterey Bay Aquarium SEAFOOD WATCH SITE ABOUT US Page How to I use the Seafood Watch App?

Access seafood and sushi recommendations by typing seafood names into the search field. Tap the “Find Seafood Near You” button in the menu to locate restaurants and businesses that serve sustainable seafood.

How to you make recommendations?

Our recommendations consider the fishery, habitat, species, management and a host of other factors that affect each species. Our scientists research government reports, journal articles and white papers. They also contact fishery and fish farm experts. After a thorough review, we apply our sustainability standards to develop an in-depth Seafood Watch assessment which is reviewed by experts from academia, government and the seafood industry. Our seafood recommendations are based on these assessments.

How do I use the Seafood Watch recommendations?

Buy “Best Choice” recommendations first, they’re well managed and caught or farmed in ways that cause little harm to habitats or other wildlife. You can also buy “Good Alternative” recommendations but be aware there are concerns with how they’re caught or farmed. Don’t buy “Avoid” recommendations because they’re overfished or caught or farmed in ways that harm other marine life or the environment.

How do I get updates to the recommendations?

Updates to the Seafood Watch recommendations are made automatically when you launch the app so you’ll always have latest recommendations.

What devices will the Seafood Watch App work on?

iOS: The Seafood Watch app is compatible with any iPhone with version 7.0 or later of the operating system (iOS). You can determine what version of the operating system you have by going to Settings -> General -> About -> Version on your device, or plugging your device into your computer and viewing its summary page. The app will also work on the iPad and iPod touch 5G, although it has not been optimized for these platforms; the iPod touch must be connected to Wi-Fi.

Android: The app is compatible with Android phones with version 4.0 or later of the operating system. You can determine what version of the operating system you have by going to Settings -> About Device -> Android Version on your Android phone.

How much the Seafood Watch App cost?

The Seafood Watch app is free. Note that if your device uses a cellular network (rather than a wireless network) to download data, you may be charged usage rates.

Can I use the Seafood Watch App offline or in Airplane Mode?

Yes, the app is designed to store Seafood Watch recommendations locally on your device so you can access them even if you’re in Airplane Mode (wireless features disabled) or with no network connectivity. However, you need a live internet connection to search for businesses.

Can I use the Seafood Watch App on the road?

Yes, the Seafood Watch app stores recommendations on your device so you can view them at any time. You can also use the app to find restaurants and businesses that serve sustainable seafood near you while on the road. Please note that the app will update its recommendations and Seafood Watch Partners list for your location—if your device uses a cellular network (rather than a wireless network), you may be charged usage rates to download the data. As an alternative, you can use the Seafood Watch app offline or in Airplane Mode.