Choose your fish
As citizens, we can all take action, each at our own level, to protect the oceans. We especially encourage sustainable fisheries by consuming non-endangered species.
This responsible consumption guide includes essential information to know about the main species of fish and seafood you may be offered for sale.
The consumption advice take into account the sustainability of the resource. Indeed, while many fisheries products come from a sound source from an environmental perspective and managed fisheries sources in a sustainable manner, it is not easy to identify them.
The green species are species that can be recommended for consumption and therefore those preferred when shopping.
The orange species must be consumed in moderation. This category includes seafood for which scientific data highlight an environmental risk associated with their use.
Finally, endangered or particularly vulnerable species are grouped in the red category. These species should be avoided when you want to buy seafood.
This guide is produced in partnership with SeaWeb and adapted from “Guide of species for professionals.” (Guide des espèces à l’usage des professionnels)
SeaWeb is an environmental organization that works with all actors involved in fishing and aquaculture – fishermen and fish farmers to wholesalers, processors, retailers of supermarkets, chefs, restaurateurs and fishmongers – to make the market for the sustainable seafood from an environmental, economic and social point of view. The data presented in this application are adapted from “Guide of species for professionals.” (Guide des espèces à l’usage des professionnels) published annually by SeaWeb.