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.
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
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
Harris Teeter – policy since late 2000’s
Metro (Canada – Quebec) Sep-24-10 Montreal Gazette article
Target Jan-26-10 Supermarket News article
Trader Joe’s Mar-29-10 Washington Post article
Wegmans Apr-6-09 SeafoodSource article
Whole Foods has had a sustainable seafood policy since 1999.
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