Jump ahead to page 4 to check out how your grocery store stacks up on the sustainability chart. Safeway leads the back with Whole foods falling behind.
While the oily gleam of sardines, mackerels, and other small, rapidly-growing fish in wetcase ice is becoming more common, most seafood merchants continue to focus on large, predatoryfish such as cod, sharks, and tuna. Globally, populations of these ecologically vital animals have dropped by as much as 90 percent. Bycatch remains a scandalous problem: each day, an enormous portion of the world’s total seafood catch is tossed over the sides of fishing boats due to inefficient, indiscriminate fishing methods. The worst of the destructive fishing practices, bottom trawling, is responsible for 80 percent of all bycatch incurred globally.
- 4 Surprising Places You Can Buy Sustainable Fish (alternet.org)
- New Report Shows Supervalu Still Killing Threatened Fish Species (news.change.org)
- 4 Surprising (and Affordable) Places to Buy Sustainable Seafood (alternet.org)
- Safeway Tops Seafood Rankings as Whole Foods, Kroger Tighten Policies. (juneautek.wordpress.com)
- Costco Stops Selling 12 Imperiled Fish Under Pressure From Greenpeace (walletpop.com)