Sustainable Seafood

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Vote with your fork, in favor of the oceans!


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Aquarium of the Bay helped found and leads the San Francisco Bay Area Sustainable Seafood Alliance. Aquarium of the Bay is committed to educating our guests about sustainable seafood and the impact of personal choice. Throughout the year, we work with partners at Monterey Bay Aquarium, California Academy of Sciences, the San Francisco Zoo, and The Marine Mammal Center to promote and enhance the sustainable seafood movement in the Bay Area, while providing regional support for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program.

Are you a true seafoodie? Give yourself a pat on the back and an extra bite of that best-choice seafood if you do all of the following: 

  1. Visit us and our partner organizations to learn more, and support local leaders in the sustainable seafood movement
  2. Check out Seafood Watch for the latest sustainable seafood recommendations and to download the free smartphone app
  3. When you buy seafood, please make choices in support of a healthy ocean - and support business who are too. Below is a list of good resources, including recommended Bay Area restaurants. These local Seafood Watch partner restaurants have taken a pledge to only serve items that are Seafood Watch approved. 
  4. Ask your fellow seafood connoisseurs to join you in supporting a healthy ocean!

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San Francisco Bay Area Sustainable Seafood Alliance restaurant partners:

These local Seafood Watch partner restaurants have taken a pledge to follow Seafood Watch recommendations, avoid red-listed seafood items, and complete an annual seafood assessment.

San Francisco 

Academy Cafe and The Terrace - California Academy of Sciences
Bistro Boudin
Doc Ricketts
Farallon Restaurant 
Fisherman's Grotto
Fog Harbor Fish House
Hog Island Oyster Bar
Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf
La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
Limu & Shoyu
Pier 23 Cafe
Pier Market Restaurant
The Plant Cafe Organic (5 SF Locations)
Tataki Canyon 
Tataki Sushi & Sake Bar
Tataki South Sushi & Sake Bar
Twenty Five Lusk
Wipeout Bar and Grill

North Bay Area 

Barrel House Tavern (Sausalito)
Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen (St. Helena)
Fish. Restaurant
Healdsburg SHED
Hog Island Oyster Farm, Marshall
Hog Island Oyster Bar, Napa (Oxbow Public Market)
Luna Blu (Tiburon)
Mustards Grill, Napa (Oxbow Public Market)
Plant Café Organic, Mill Valley (Strawberry Village)


Cat Cora's Kitchen  SFO Terminal 2 
Cool Café (2 Locations)
Flea St. Café 
L'Chaim Sushi
LB Steak
Plant Café Organic, Burlingame
Plant Café Organic – SFO Terminal 2

Buying seafood to cook for yourself or for your business?

Here are some great resources:

Fish Revolution

Real Food Co.
Real Good Fish
Same Day Seafood


Sea Forager
Siren Fish Co. 
Whole Foods Market



On the move? Download our Sustainable Seafood Guide:

Seafood Watch® is a registered service mark of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation.