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Enjoy Sustainable Seafood at Home

July 09, 2020

Follow these recipes to enjoy delicious, sustainable seafood at home.

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July is Domestic Seafood Month and the perfect time to fire up the grill! Check out the recipes below to learn how to make restaurant-quality grilled seafood at home. 

And if you want sustainable products for your summer cookout, look for U.S.-harvested seafood. Our fishermen and fish farmers work under robust, transparent environmental standards that have made the U.S. a global leader in sustainable seafood. Learn more about the science, status, and management of U.S. seafood at FishWatch

Mahi Mahi

Also known as dorado or dolphin fish, mahi mahi has a great flavor and hearty texture. It’s one of several species traditionally used in fish tacos thanks to its mild flavor and flakey fillets. Mahi mahi is also a good source of vitamin B12, phosphorus, and potassium. 


Sweet, salty, buttery—these and other terms can all be used to describe the taste of oysters. It all depends on where it was grown. Regardless of their region, all oysters are low in calories and loaded with protein, healthy fats, and other nutrients. 


Grilled oysters with BBQ chipotle butter. Photo and recipe courtesy of Hog Island Oyster Company

Alaskan Pollock

Alaskan pollock has a mild, delicate taste and a firm yet flaky texture. It’s well suited for a variety of cooking methods—including grilling. If you’re looking for a high-protein, low-fat choice, pollock is a good option. It’s also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.   



Swordfish is one of the meatiest fish available. It’s ideal for the grill, and it’s slightly sweet taste means it pairs well with marinades and sauces. Swordfish is also an excellent source of selenium, niacin, vitamin B12, and zinc. 

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Grilled swordfish with mango chutney. Photo by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 

Learn the surprising story of swordfish you may not know


The five Atlantic tuna species managed by NOAA Fisheries—bigeye, albacore, yellowfin, skipjack, and bluefin—boast different flavors, textures, and color. Whether you’re looking to add protein to your salad or make a fish steak the centerpiece of your meal, tunas are a great option. 

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Grilled tuna with lemon mayo. Photo by Vanda Lewis, North Carolina Sea Grant.

Find out why sustainable management means we can have our tuna and eat it too

Find more recipes for the U.S. seafood you love on FishWatch. Want to learn more about seafood but don’t know where to start? FishWatch also arms you with the facts about what makes U.S. seafood sustainable—from the ocean or farm to your plate. Get up-to-date information on the status of harvested marine fish and farmed fish, and learn more about various aspects of U.S. seafood.