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Where Can You Find MSC Certified Sustainable Seafood?

October 1, 2019

October is Seafood Month which is all about celebrating delicious seafood! And with the help of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) you can make sure you’re enjoying seafood sustainably by simply looking for the MSC blue fish label on fish and seafood products. It’s an easy and quick thing to do when you’re shopping, and it has a huge impact on the health of our oceans.

What does the MSC blue fish label mean?
The MSC blue fish label is a mark of scientific certification that lets you know the fish or seafood product comes from a wild-capture fishery that maintains sustainable fish stock levels and minimizes impacts to the marine habitats. It also means the labelling accurately reflects the species it claims to be, plus, you’re supporting fishermen, fishing communities and companies that work hard to end overfishing and maintain abundant ocean ecosystems.

Where can you find the MSC blue fish label?
Certified sustainable seafood is available at every price point and can be found at your local grocery store! Check the list below for easy-to-find options*. If your local grocer doesn’t carry the MSC certified options you want it’s a perfect occasion to let them know and leave a comment or ask the store manager!

Look for the blue fish on your seafood and MSC ecolabel

AMERICAN LIST:

Grocery stores and restaurants:

  • Aldi
  • Amazon Fresh
  • IKEA
  • Kroger
  • Lidl
  • Publix
  • Ralph’s
  • Safeway/Albertson’s
  • Sam’s Club
  • Shoprite
  • Sprouts
  • Stop & Shop
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Bamboo Sushi
  • McDonald's
    • Every Filet-o-Fish sandwich sold at McDonald's is made from 100% MSC certified sustainable fish

Brands to look for:
  • Frozen:
    • Banzai Sushi
    • Dr. Praeger’s
    • Great Value (Walmart)
    • IKEA (shrimp)
    • Natural Sea (great for kids)
    • Simple Balanced (Target)
    • Whole Foods Market 365 Every Day Value
  • Chilled/Fresh:
    • Crab Classic
    • Ducktrap River of Maine
    • Simply Surimi
    • Sushi Maki (Whole Foods Market)
  • Canned:
    • Blue Harbor Fish Co
    • Bumblebee
    • Chicken of the Sea
    • Henry & Lisa’s
    • King Oscar
    • Simple Truth (Kroger)
    • Whole Foods Market 365 Every Day Value
    • Wild Selections
  • Soups/Broths:
    • Blue Harbor Fish Co (soups and broths)
    • Crown Prince (clam juice)
    • Imagine (seafood stock)
  • Health Supplements:
    • Wiley's Finest
    • Green Pasture
    • Mercola
    • Store brands:
      • CVS Pharmacy
      • H.E.B.
      • Meijer
      • Safeway
      • Sam's Club Member's Mark
  • Pet:
    • Annamaet Petfoods
    • Castor and Pollux
    • Halo Pets
    • Only Natural Pet
    • Petcurean
    • Purina Beyond Pet Food
    • Tender and True

CANADIAN LIST:

Grocery stores and restaurants:
  • Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Fortinos, Provigo
    • Fresh: cod, haddock, sole, salmon (seasonal), halibut (seasonal), Chilean seabass
    • Frozen: coldwater shrimp, scallops (small), black cod (PC), wild salmon, cod, haddock, smoked salmon (PC), lobster (limited locations), pickerel (PC Black Label). Also look for frozen prepared items like fish sticks and fish cakes.
    • Canned: tuna, salmon, mackerel
  • Whole Foods Market:
    • Fresh: cod, haddock, halibut, salmon, Chilean seabass, swordfish (seasonal)
    • Frozen: Varies
    • Canned: Tuna (Raincoast Global)
  • No Frills & Zehrs:
    • Frozen: coldwater shrimp, scallops (small), black cod (PC), wild salmon, cod, haddock, smoked salmon (PC), pickerel (PC Black Label). Also look for frozen prepared items like fish sticks and fish cakes.
    • Canned: tuna, salmon, mackerel
  • Costco:
    • Fresh: cod
    • Frozen: scallops, lobster meat, coldwater shrimp, cod, haddock and possibly more
    • Canned: salmon, tuna
  • IKEA:
    • Select items available in the Food Market
    • Select menu items in IKEA restaurants
  • Seafront Fish Market (St. Lawrence Market, Toronto):
    • Fresh: Cod, haddock, wild salmon, Chilean seabass, halibut, live lobster, scallops, pickerel, swordfish
  • Sobeys:
    • Frozen: Smoked salmon, some Compliments frozen fish fillets
    • Canned: Tuna, salmon
  • Walmart:
    • Frozen: various fish fillets and battered or breaded options
    • Canned: tuna, salmon
  • McDonald's:
    • Every Filet-o-Fish sandwich sold at McDonald’s is made from 100% MSC certified sustainable fish.

Brands to look for:
  • Frozen:
    • Aqua Star
    • Clearwater
    • Compliments
    • Diamond Harvest
    • Findus
    • HouseCut
    • Janes Fish
    • Kirkland
    • Lagoon Seafoods
    • Ocean Jewel
    • Olivia
    • President’s Choice Blue Menu
    • President’s Choice
    • Sensations
    • The Keg
    • Toppits
  • Canned:
    • Cloverleaf
    • Gold Seal
    • Ocean’s
    • President’s Choice
    • Raincoast Global
  • Pet:
    • No Name
    • Petcurean
    • Simply Wild
    • More to come in 2020!

* Please note that the list of available products is only an indicative sample and cannot be 100% confirmed. Selection and availability will vary from store to store.

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