02 Apr '12, 9am

Whole Foods Market to Stop Sales of Unsustainable Seafood

More than 70 percent of the world’s fisheries are “fully exploited, over exploited or significantly depleted,” according to Greenpeace . Since the 1950s, 90 percent of the large fish that top the menu--tuna, swordfish, marlin, cod, halibut, skate, and flounder--have gradually been depleted by a large scale fishing industry dominated by fishing vessels that overwhelm the ocean's ability to replenish fish. What to do? As a consumer you can decide not to eat fish ; or, you can make informed choices about which fish will have the least impact to eat. If you’re a retailer, you might take the lead of Whole Foods Market , who has just announced that as of Earth Day 2012, they will be removing red-rated wild-caught fish from the shelves, and instead will only be offering yellow- and green-rated seafood. Green (best choice): The species are abundant and caught in environmentally fr...

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