08 May '12, 7pm

Whole Foods stops selling unsustainable seafood

Whole Foods stops selling unsustainable seafood

Whole Foods recently became the first major North American retailer to stop selling unsustainable, or red-listed, seafood . The red listing, as determined by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Blue Ocean Institute , indicates that the fish species is being overfished or that current fishing methods harm non-target marine life or habitats. Fish that'll no longer be available: gray sole, skate, Atlantic cod (trawl-caught), Atlantic halibut, octopus, sturgeon, tautog, turbot, imported wild shrimp, and several species of tuna. Fortunately, a wide range of similar, but sustainable, alternatives will continue to be. A growing demand for seafood, combined with lax or non-existent fishery management in many parts of the world, continues to drive fish populations and ocean ecosystems toward the brink of ecological ruin. Half of all marine fish species are fully exploited and another...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/05/08/whole-foods-stops...

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