Greenpeace Releases Supermarket Seafood Sustainability Scorecard

Greenpeace Releases Supermarket Seafood Sustainability Scorecard

Despite numerous warnings about the crisis of unsustainable seafood, leading US supermarkets are still failing to raise their standards.

According to the Greenpeace seafood sustainability scorecard, released today, only Whole Foods, Ahold USA, Target, and Harris Teeter have acceptable seafood practices.

The leading 20 supermarket chains continue to stock endangered seafood such as orange roughy, swordfish, and Chilean sea bass. 

None of the companies examined in the survey guarantee that they won't sell seafood from fisheries that harm sea turtles, dolphins, seals, sea lions, and other marine mammals.

If we aren't careful, the luxury of having a variety of seafood to choose from at the supermarket may be a thing of the past.