Download a PDF of commonly used market terms to learn about fishing techniques, different seafood products, different cuts and methods of preparation and industry terminology.
FDA Seafood List
Download a PDF of the Food and Drug Administration's list of acceptable market names for fish sold in the U.S.
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Seafood Watch
Seafood Watch seeks to raise consumer awareness and to encourage restaurants, distributors and seafood purveyors to purchase from sustainable sources. Their pocket guides, website, mobile applications and outreach efforts contain recommendations for seafood choices. These recommendations are science-based, peer reviewed and follow ecosystem-based criteria.
National Fisheries Institute (NFI):
The National Fisheries Institute is a nonprofit association representing a wide spectrum of firms in the fish and seafood industry. The vision of the NFI is to be the leading advocate on behalf of the seafood community for expanding safe, responsible, and sustainable supply, increasing acceptance and consumption, and promoting members’ success globally.
Alaskan Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI):
The mission statement of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is to increase the worldwide consumption of Alaska Seafood and promote the quality and superiority of Alaska seafood products. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) is divided into three distinct marketing programs: export, foodservice and retail.
Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission (ODCC):
The Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission’s stated mission is to enhance the image of the Dungeness crab industry, and to increase opportunities for profitability through promotion,
education and research.
Global Aquaculture Alliance:
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international, nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. GAA recognizes that aquaculture -- the culture and farming of shrimp, fish, shellfish and other aquatic organisms -- is the only sustainable means of increasing seafood supply to meet the food needs of the world's growing population.
Marine Stewardship Council:
The MSC's fishery certification program and seafood ecolabel recognize and reward sustainable fishing. They are a global organization working with fisheries, seafood companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public to promote the best environmental choice in seafood. They are known as the world's leading certification and ecolabeling program. Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico is an MSC Chain of Custody Certified Supplier.
Fire & Flavor:
Fire & Flavor produces premade gourmet fish products and related house wares. Their products are sold in the most recognized major national grocery, hardware, home center and house ware retailers. Their focus is on making gourmet cooking simple.
Tropical Aquaculture Products, Inc.:
Based in Vermont, Tropical Aquaculture Products is the sales, distribution, marketing and accounting operation of a growing cooperative of aquaculture farms.
A family owned and operated company based in Massachusetts, providing fresh and frozen scallops, fish and value added products.
The New Mexico Restaurant Association (NMRA):
Since 1946, the New Mexico Restaurant Association has actively represented and promoted the foodservice industry in New Mexico. When dining at one of more than 1,000 member restaurants, you can be sure that you are eating in a restaurant with owners committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety, service and customer satisfaction. NMRA restaurant members are also dual members of the National Restaurant Association.
Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc.:
Aquaculture Certification Council, Inc. is a nongovernmental body established to certify social, environmental and food safety standards at aquaculture facilities throughout the world. This nonprofit, nonmember public benefit corporation applies the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices standards in a certification system that combines site inspections and effluent sampling with sanitary controls, therapeutic controls and traceability.
FishChoice.com connects commercial seafood buyers with the most environmentally preferred and sustainable seafood suppliers. Sustainable seafood is fish and shellfish that is caught or farmed in ways that maintain healthy populations and have minimal impact on the environment. FishChoice is a nonprofit, conservation minded organization.