These fish are on the Greenpeace International Seafood Red List because they have a very high risk of being sourced from unsustainable fisheries or unsustainable aquaculture operations. The table below provides a simple overview of the key problems with the fisheries that catch these species.
(1) Please check the species page in the Red List for more information about aquaculture issues.
(2) Any fishery that operates in areas, or target species, for which no conservation and management measures exist are graded red. In regions where management exists, but IUU fishing is known to be a major problem, Greenpeace does not red-grade all fisheries in the area, but highlights the issue so that more care is taken when sourcing fish to prevent the trade of fish caught by owners and/or operators of vessels engaging in IUU. Please visit the pirate fishing pages and the Greenpeace 'red-grade' criteria for unsustainable fisheries for more details.
View the Red List