Sustainable Seafood Data Tool

By combining data from five leading seafood certification and ratings programs, this tool provides a global analysis of the sustainable seafood landscape. It builds on the Collaboration’s June 2018 report, Sustainable Seafood: A Global Benchmark, which offered a first-of-its-kind snapshot of the environmental and social performance of worldwide seafood production. This interactive version will be updated over time and is intended to give seafood buyers, mid-chain suppliers, producers, and other stakeholders a means to track progress and prioritize improvements.

This tool draws on publicly available FAO and RFMO global production data for farmed and capture fisheries. Proportions of seafood attributed to certification, ratings, improvements, in assessment, and priorities are based on analyses by individual Collaboration member programs. Seafood sectors were selected based on their importance to the global seafood market. We used the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Target 75 initiative as a starting point for sector definitions, expanding to add species that are commonly recognized in the broader sectors along with certified and rated species that fall outside of the Target 75 definitions. For more methodological information, click here.

Users new to this tool or who have not used it in some time are encouraged to review the detailed instructions before exploring the data. You may also find it helpful to consult the glossary for information about key terms and concepts.

When you’re ready, launch the tool.

Data Sources

  • FAO fishery and aquaculture statistics for 2016 from FishStatJ (2018).
  • Certified and under assessment volumes provided by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (2019), Marine Stewardship Council (2019) and Fair Trade USA (2019).
  • Ratings and under assessment volumes provided by Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch (2019); Fishery Improvement Projects and Target 75 scope volumes provided by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (2019).
  • Not yet assessed volumes from FishStatJ (2018).
  • The Data Tool will be updated in 2020.