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Posts Tagged ‘consumer pressure’

Not enough change in stock at Canadian supermarkets

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Last week Greenpeace released their latest ranking report, Out of Stock, showing what Canadian supermarkets are (and aren’t) doing to protect ocean health. Greenpeace has asked retailers to stop selling 15 “red list” species that are caught or farmed in an environmentally unsustainable way. Yes, you guessed it, Atlantic farmed salmon is on that list. (more…)

Farmed salmon losing favour in marketplace; change with your change

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

I know it is cliché to talk about voting with your wallet and shopping for change. Those sentiments make me nauseous too. But when it comes to an issue like the environmental damage caused by salmon farming, the marketplace is where we are seeing some of the most positive movement. The industry and governments are such laggards those closer to the customer are starting to look like a better bet for getting serious change. (more…)

Target discontinues sale of net-cage farmed salmon

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Retail chain Target, the largest discount store in the United States, has just announced its plan to discontinue all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood offerings in all of their stores. The company will also stop selling sushi made with farmed salmon by the end of the year. With 1,744 stores in 49 states, this is a huge victory for the sustainable seafood movement! (more…)