Both wild-caught and farmed seafood face the following sustainability challenges:

Sustainability Challenges For

Wild caught seafood

  • Poor or no management of the fishery
  • Stocks are not well monitored and/or overexploited
  • Fishing methods cause harm to the marine environment e.g. bycatch of dolphins and sea turtles
  • Endangered species – the species is threatened with extinction
  • A thriving illegal trade of the species exists

Sustainability Challenges For

Farmed seafood

  • Poor or no management of the fish farm
  • A thriving illegal trade of the species exist
  • Source of fish feed is not sustainable or traceable
  • Fish farms source juvenile fish of the species from unsustainable fisheries in the wild

Avoid this seafood

The following seafood face one or more of the above sustainability challenges, meaning that we should avoid consuming them.

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The images below are kindly provided by WWF-HK.

BARRAMUNDI
Farmed
Malaysia
BIGEYE
Wild Caught
Hong Kong/ China
BLACK COD
Wild Caught
Canada
BLUEFIN TUNA
Wild Caught
Indian Ocean/ Pacific Ocean
BLUEFIN TUNA
Farmed
Mediterranean Sea/ Japan
CHILEAN SEA BASS
Wild Caught
Global
CHINESE PERCH
Farmed
China
CUTTLEFISH
Wild Caught
Vietnam
EEL
Farmed
Taiwan/ Japan/ China
EMPEROR RED SNAPPER
Farmed
Hong Kong
EUROPEAN BASS
Farmed
France
GIANT GROUPER
FLOATING NET CAGES
Hong Kong
GOLDEN THREADFIN BREAM
Wild Caught
Hong Kong/ China
HIGH-FINNED GROUPER
Farmed
Indonesia
HORSEHEAD
Wild Caught
Hong Kong/ China
LEOPARD CORAL TROUT
Wild Caught
Malaysia/ Indonesia/ Philippines
ORANGE-SPOTTED GROUPER
Farmed
Taiwan/ Thailand
RED CRAB
Wild Caught
China
RED KING CRAB
Wild Caught
Russia
SABAH GROUPER
Farmed
Malaysia
SHARK (ALL SPECIES)
Wild Caught
Global
SHRIMP
Wild Caught
Vietnam/ Thailand
SNAKEHEAD
Farmed
Malaysia
SQUARETAIL CORAL TROUT
Wild Caught
Malaysia/ Indonesia/ Philippines
TIGER GROUPER
Farmed
Thailand/ Malaysia/ Indonesia/ Philippines
TILAPIA
Farmed
Hong Kong
YELLOWFIN SEABREAM
Farmed
China
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