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What it means Meals per month:  

One serving for 0-6 year olds is 3 oz. One serving for 6-12 year olds is 4.5 oz.

A standard deck of cards is roughly 3 oz

Ocean-Friendly rating:

Is this species caught sustainably?

Omega-3 rating:

Is this species high in healthful Omega-3 acids?

Best Choices rating:

Is this species a KidSafe Seafood Best Choice?

Abalone (Farmed, contained aquaculture)

abalone
N yotarou

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Anchovies

anchovy

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund

Arctic Char (Farmed, closed system)

 

arctic char

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Barramundi (Australia – farmed, closed recirculating systems)

barramundi

(C) Nick Thorne 2001

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Barramundi (Australia, SW Asia, Taiwan – farmed, open net pen/cage)

barramundi

(C) Nick Thorne 2001

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Barramundi (U.S. – farmed, closed recirculating systems)

barramundi

(C) Nick Thorne 2001

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Catfish, Channel (Farmed, closed ponds)

channel catfish
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Clam, Butter

U.S. Geological Survey

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings

Age 6-12: 4+ servings

Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Clam, Littleneck (U.S. Atlantic – wild)

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Clam, Manila (Farmed)

U.S. Geological Survey

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Age 0-6: 4+ servingsAge 6-12: 4+ servings Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Clam, Pacific Geoduck (Washington and British Columbia – wild)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servingsAge 6-12: 4+ servings Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cod, Atlantic (Canada, U.S. – wild, hook and line)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cod, Atlantic (East/West Baltic, Iceland – wild, bottom trawl, longline, gillnet)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cod, Atlantic (Iceland, North East Arctic, Easte Baltic Sea – wild, hook and line)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cod, Atlantic (U.S. and Canadian Atlantic – wild, trawl)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cod, Atlantic (U.S. Iceland and North East Arctic – wild, danish seine, bottom trawl, bottom longline, bottom gillnet, pound net)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cod, Pacific (Imported – wild)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cod, Pacific (Russia, Japan – wild, bottom seine, gillnet trawl, longline)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cod, Pacific (U.S. – trawl)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Cod, Pacific (U.S. – wild, bottom longline, jib)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Crab, Dungeness (Alaska – wild, pot/trap)

dungeness
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Crab, Dungeness (Canada, Washington, Oregon, California – trap)

dungeness
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Crab, King (U.S.)

king crab
Alaskan Fisheries Science Center

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fundand Monterey Bay Aquarium

Crab, Snow (Alaska and Canada – wild, pot/trap)

snow crab
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servingsAge 6-12: 4+ servings Somewhat Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Crayfish or Crawfish (Imported – farmed)

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Crayfish or Crawfish (U.S. – farmed)

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly  Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Haddock (Canadian/Icelandic Atlantic – wild, bottom trawl, bottom longline)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 3 servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly

Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Haddock (U.S. Atlantic – wild, bottom/otter trawl)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 3 servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly

Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Haddock (U.S. Atlantic – wild, handline)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 3 servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly

Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mackerel, Atlantic (Canada, U.S. Atlantic – wild, purse seine)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly  High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice species
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mackerel, Atlantic (U.S. – wild, midwater trawl)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly  High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice species
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mahimahi (Taiwan, Peru, Ecuador – wild, longline)

mahi mahi
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 3.5 servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mahimahi (Taiwan, Peru, Ecuador – wild, troll and pole/line, handline, surface net)

mahi mahi
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 3.5 servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mahimahi (U.S. Pacific, Hawaii – wild, troll and pole/line, handline)

mahi mahi
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 3.5 servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mussel, Blue (Farmed)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mussel, Mediterranean (Farmed)

U.S. Geological Survey

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Mussel, New Zealand Green (Farmed)

new zealand mussel
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Oyster, Eastern (U.S. Gulf of Mexico – wild, dredge, tongs)

U.S. Geological Survey

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Oyster, Farmed

oyster
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly High in
Omega-3s
Kidsafe Seafood Best Choice Species
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Paddlefish (Farmed)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Data Deficient Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund

Paddlefish (U.S. – wild, grad seine, nets, traps, lines)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Pollock, Atlantic (Iceland – wild, bottom trawl, danish seine)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Pollock, Atlantic (Iceland – wild, gillnet)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Pollock, Atlantic (Norway – wild, bottom trawl, danish seine)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Pollock, Atlantic (Norway – wild, gillnet, purse seine)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Pollock, Atlantic (U.S., California – wild, gillent, bottom trawl)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Pollock, Pacific or Walleye (Alaska – wild, midwater trawl)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Rainbow Trout (Farmed)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
 Ocean-Friendly High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice Species
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

Rockfish, Pacific (California, Oregon, Washington – wild, hook and line)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings 
Ocean Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

Rockfish, Pacific (wild, hook and line, jig)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings

Somewhat Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

Rockfish, Pacific (wild, trawl)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

Salmon, Chum (Alaska – wild, drift gillnet, purse seine, troll)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly
 
High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice Species
Additional Comments:For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fundand Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

 

Salmon, Chum (California, Oregon, Washington – wild, drift gillnet, purse seine, troll)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly
High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice Species
Additional Comments:For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fundand Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

 

Salmon, Coho (Alaska – drift gillnet, purse seine, troll)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Ocean-Friendly

High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice Species
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

 

Salmon, Coho (California, Oregon, Washington – wild, drift gillent, purse seing, troll)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings

Somewhat Ocean-Friendly
High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice Species
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

 

Salmon, Pink (Alaska – wild, drift gillnet, purse seine, troll)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a  Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium


 

 

Salmon, Pink (California, Oregon, Washington – wild, drift gillnet, purse seine, troll)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a  Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium


 

 

Salmon, Sockeye (Alaska – wild, drift gillnet, purse seing, troll)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Ocean-Friendly High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice Species
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium


 

 

Salmon, Sockeye (California, Oregon, Washington – wild, drift gillnet, purse seine, troll)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly
High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice Species
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium


 

 

Sardines (Atlantic – wild, purse seine, midwater trawl)

Southwest Fisheries Science Center

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Not Ocean-Friendly High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice Species
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium


 

 

Sardines (British Columbia, California, Oregon, Washington – wild, purse seine, midwater trawl)

Southwest Fisheries Science Center

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Ocean-Friendly
High in
Omega-3s
KidSafe Seafood Best Choice Species
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium


 

 

Scallop (Farmed, off bottom)

scallop
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

 

Scallop, Bay (Magdalena Bay and Baja Mexico, diver caught)

scallop
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

 

Scallop, Calico (Peru, wild, diver caught)

scallop
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund


 

 

Scallop, Sea (U.S. and Canadian Atlantic, dredge)

scallop
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

 

Shad, American (U.S. Atlantic, wild)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+servings
Not Ocean-Friendly
High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

 

 

Shrimp (U.S. farmed in open systems)

shrimp
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp (U.S., farmed in fully recirculating systems)

shrimp
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, Brown (Imported – wild, bottom trawl, skimmer trawl, cast net)

shrimp
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, Brown (U.S. – wild, bottom trawl, skimmer trawl, cast net)

shrimp
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, Imported (Farmed, open systems)

shrimp
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servingsAge: 6-12: 4+ servings Not Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, Imported (Thailand – farmed, fully recirculating systems)

shrimp
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servingsAge: 6-12: 4+ servings Somewhat Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, Northern (Oregon – wild, trawl)

shrimp
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, Northern (U.S. except CA, Canada – wild, pot/trap, trawl)

shrimp
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, Pink (Imported – wild, bottom trawl)

U.S. Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, Pink (Oregon – wild, trawl)

U.S. Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, Pink (U.S. except Oregon and Canada – wild, pot/trap, trawl, bottom trawl, cast net)

U.S. Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, Spot Prawn (Canada – wild, trap)

spot prawn
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servingsAge 6-12: 4+ servings Ocean-Friendly

Not High in
Omega-3s
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Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, Spot Prawn (U.S. – wild, pot/trap)

spot prawn
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servingsAge 6-12: 4+ servings Somewhat Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
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Shrimp, Tiger prawn (Imported – wild, bottom trawl)

shrimp
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
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Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Shrimp, U.S. (Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic, wild)

shrimp
U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization

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Age 0-6: 4+ servingsAge 6-12: 4+ servings Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
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Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Skate (U.S. Atlantic – wild, otter trawl)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 3.5 servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
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Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Snapper, Mutton (International – wild, hook and line, bottom longline, trap)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Age 0-6: 1.5 serving
Age 6-12: 2 servingsContaminant: Mercury
Not Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Snapper, Vermillion (International – wild, hook and line, blttom longline, trap)

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
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Snapper, Vermillion (U.S. Gulf of Mexico/S Atlantic – wild, hook and line, bottom longline, trap)

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Not Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
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Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Snapper, Yellowtail (Intertional – wild, hook and line, bottom longline, trap)

yellowtail snapper
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Age 0-6: 3.5 servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Red Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Striped Bass (Farmed)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+
Age 6-12: 4+
Ocean-Friendly
Not High in
Omega-3s
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Additional Comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Tilapia (Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras, China and Taiwan – farmed, ponds)



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Somewhat Ocean-Friendly Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Tilapia (Ecuador – Farmed, ponds)



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly

Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium

Tilapia (U.S. – farmed, closed recirculating systems)



U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Age 0-6: 4+ servings
Age 6-12: 4+ servings
Ocean-Friendly

Not High in
Omega-3s
Not a Best Choice
Additional comments: For more information, visit Environmental Defense Fund and Monterey Bay Aquarium