The Minnesota Zoo is committed to supporting sustainable seafood and freshwater choices to help protect our environment. The goal of our sustainable seafood program is to increase the availability of sustainable seafood in the Twin Cities and increase awareness of sustainable seafood issues throughout Minnesota.
What is sustainable seafood?
Seafood Watch Wallet Card
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program creates science-based recommendations that help consumers and businesses make ocean-friendly seafood choices. Download and carry one of these pocket guides with you and share it with others to help spread the word.
Seafood Watch Apps for Android and iPhone
Get up-to-date recommendations for ocean-friendly seafood and sushi with this app.
Help Us Put Ocean-Friendly Seafood on the Map, with Project Fishmap. Whenever you find "Best Choice" or "Good Alternative" seafood, share the location on Project FishMap. Help the database grow!
Fish Smart Restaurant Partners
The Minnesoata Zoo’s Fish Smart program is proud to partner with Whole Foods Markets of Minnesota on the Fish Of The Month program. Fish Of The Month empowers consumers to go to the market and buy sustainable seafood to enjoy at home. All of the Fish Smart partner chefs will be sharing their preparations of each monthly selection. Whole Foods Market will carry each monthly selection at their stores in Minnesota. Their expert fishmongers will be able to answer all of your questions not only about sustainability, but the best ways to prepare each fish. Look for recipe cards at their four Twin Cities locations, and right here on our website”.
Fish of the Month
April – Halibut Tacos with Creamy Corn and Tomato Slaw
This section is for chefs and seafood buyers. In the Tackle Box you will find all the tools needed to ensure that you make informed decisions when purchasing and sourcing sustainable seafood. Whether it is Fish Choice’s Sustainable Seafood calculator, Green Chefs, Blue Seas online training course, or a link to Seafood Watch ratings and wallet cards, this is the place you will find all the tools to be successful. “
The Zoo hosts an annual “Fish Bites” event, featuring seafood tasting from top Twin Cities’ chefs, in an effort to raise consumer awareness about the importance of buying seafood from sustainable sources.