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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…)

The Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue: working to develop global sustainability standards for salmon farming

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Salmon farming companies are being hit hard by environmental groups all over the globe. Some hot issues include sea lice and disease on farms spreading to wild fish stocks, wild fish being used to make fish feed, fish farm waste smothering the ocean floor. But environmental groups are not just exposing these problems in the media. Groups are also sitting down with the biggest fish farm companies trying to work out solutions everyone can live with. (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…)