Safeway Tops Seafood Rankings as Whole Foods, Kroger Tighten Policies.


OAKLAND, CA — Whole Foods Market is on track to switch two types of wild-caight fish to more sustainable supplies by Earth Day and Kroger plans to convert its top 20 seafood species to certified sustainable sources.

Safeway, though, has blown both out of the water with major changes to its policies that netted it the top spot in Greenpeace’s sustainable seafood rankings.

Whole Foods expects to stop selling any swordfish and tuna that come from red-rated fisheries — meaning they were caught with methods that are unsustainable or harm other sea life — by this coming Earth Day, April 22. Instead, seafood buyers are seeking out fish from green- and yellow-rated sources, which use methods like handlines or harpoons to catch fish instead of nets that can also capture turtles, sharks and other creatures not intended for store shelves.

via Safeway Tops Seafood Rankings as Whole Foods, Kroger Tighten Policies | Business | GreenBiz.com.

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