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Sustainable seafood in supermarkets

A number of retailers in the USA have recently announced new sustainable seafood policies, possibly/probably timed in advance of Greenpeace’s annual supermarket seafood sustainability list. Many of the recent press releases say they will offer sustainable seafood by a future date, eg 2015, and of course there are many different definitions of sustainable fish and seafood sustainability. Here are USA supermarkets with sustainable seafood policies – links on the company names are to their own websites/policy documents, and article links lead to press releases or articles.

Seafood sustainability

Food retailers / supermarkets that offer sustainable seafood

A&P (Food Basics, Pathmark, Super Fresh, Food Emporium, Waldbaums) – no written sustainable seafood policy but ranks high.

Aldi Feb-1-10 Supermarket News article

Ahold (Stop and Shop, Giant Foods) Jul-23-2008 Supermarket News article

Buehler – policy since late 2000’s

Costco (Supervalu, Acme, Albertson’s, Bristol Farms, Jewel-Osco, Save-A-Lot, Shaw’s) Feb-27-11 Progressive Grocer article

Delhaize (Hannaford, Sweetbay, Food Lion, Bottom Dollar) Jul-15-10 Progressive Grocer article

Giant Eagle Aug-3-09 Progressive Grocer article

Harris Teeter – policy since late 2000’s

Kroger (Baker’s, City Market, Dillon’s, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, Ralph’s, Smith’s, Quality Food Center – QFC) Oct-29-09 WWF press release

Loblaws (Canada) May-20-09 WWF-Canada article

Metro (Canada – Quebec) Sep-24-10 Montreal Gazette article

Overwaitea (Canada – BC) Jun-12-09 SeafoodSource article

Price Chopper Mar-31-11 Progressive Grocer article

Publix May-12-2010 Supermarket News article

Safeway Mar-22-11 Seafood Source article

Sobey’s (Canada) Oct-13-10 SeafoodSource article

Target Jan-26-10 Supermarket News article

Trader Joe’s Mar-29-10 Washington Post article

Walmart and Sam’s Club Mar-22-11 Progressive Grocer article – Their initial sustainable seafood policy was issued in 2006.

Wegmans Apr-6-09 SeafoodSource article

Whole Foods has had a sustainable seafood policy since 1999.

Anything missing here? Please let us know below.

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