Seafood Watch Assessment Standards: Aquaculture


How many ratings result from one assessment?

Each assessment results in a rating for each farmed species (some operations farm multiple species), the aquaculture (farming) method(s) used, and the geographic region where the farm is sited. Therefore, multiple sustainability ratings can result from a single assessment.

What is assessed using the Standard?

Aquaculture operations are scored out of ten (10) across the following key criteria evaluated in an assessment:


How does assessed seafood become Ocean Wise?

To be Ocean Wise Recommended, assessed seafood sourced from aquaculture must have an Overall Score greater than 5.5 out of a 10, with no critical scores, and no more than 1 criteria scoring less than 3.33.

Ocean Wise Ratings vs. Seafood Watch (SFW) Ratings: Aquaculture


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