Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Green
  3. Green Living

Greenpeace releases 5th annual sustainable seafood report

See also

Yesterday, Greenpeace released its 5th Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report. This report acts as a guide to sustainable seafood in the United States and ranks 20 nationwide grocery stores on their seafood selling practices.

This year Safeway leads the pack followed by Target, Wegmans, and Whole Foods.

Sustainable seafood is, in my opinion, one of the most important of the "smaller" environmental issues of the last few years. Populations of popular fish species like Orange Roughy are in sharp decline and because the oceans are notoriously difficult to regulate (among other reasons) its been difficult to get retailers to pay attention. As pointed out in the CATO report many sustainable seafood initiatives target consumers and while this has some effect on what is being sold in stores, pushing the retailers themselves to be responsible is also and important piece of the puzzle.

So, check out the CATO report (PDF) and make sure to reward those retailers that scored well with your business over the next year. While retailers need to be paying attention to what they buy, consumers do still have a place in rewarding and acknowledging sustainable behavior.

Comments

Advertisement

Life

  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    Camera
    5 Photos