Whole Foods Stops Selling Unsustainable Seafood
April 26, 2012
Whole Foods Market has stopped selling fish caught from depleted waters or through ecologically damaging methods, according to an article on NPR.org.
As of last Sunday—Earth Day—the natural supermarket chain no will longer carry wild-caught seafood that is “red-rated,” a color code that indicates it is either overfished or caught in a way that harms other species.
The ratings are determined by the Blue Ocean Institute, an advocacy group, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. Among the seafood disappearing from Whole Foods shelves will be octopus, gray sole, skate, Atlantic halibut and Atlantic cod caught by trawl-fishing methods.
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