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After the International Programme on the State of the Ocean released its disturbing report on Monday warning of possible mass marine life extinction, we decided to look at apps that will help you eat fish sustainably.  Below are three free apps you can use to contribute to sustainable seafood consumption.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch App 

  • Uses your phone’s GPS to find a regional guide for your location
  • Fish rankings sorted by “Best Choice,” “Good Alternative” or “Avoid”
  • Ability to search fish by sushi name 

Available for iPhone or Android 

The SeaChoice App

  • Fish rankings sorted by “Best Choice,” “Some Concerns,” or “Avoid”
  • Like Seafood Watch App, you can search fish by sushi name
  • The other apps are U.S. centric, whereas this app was developed in Canada

 Available for iPhone

Blue Ocean Institute’s FishPhone App

  • Fish ranked from best-to-worst
  • Offers wine pairings and recipes with the approved fish listed
  • Offers fishing term definitions

Available for iPhone


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