Care2 and Greenpeace got together to let Costco, one of the largest seafood retailers in the U.S., know they should only be selling sustainable seafood.
After 8 months of pressure, Costco listened and decided to stop selling 12 “red-listed” seafood species, including orange roughy, shark and Atlantic halibut. Seafood on the red-list is caught or farmed in ways that harm the environment and other marine life.
On top of stopping the sales of red-listed seafood, Costco is working towards developing a more sustainable tuna industry. Tuna fishing is one of the most damaging seafood industries around and is in dire need of a more sustainable method of meeting industry demands. Greenpeace will continue to monitor Costco to make sure that it follows through with their proposed changes.
This is a huge victory! There are only so many fish in the sea and Costco is taking a big step towards making their industry as sustainable as possible.
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