Costco to Become Leader in Sustainable Seafood Industry
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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