Tag Archives: SeaChoice

Buy-Low Foods removes all ‘red-listed’ seafood from shelves

Buy-Low Foods is no longer selling seafood classified as “red-listed” or unsustainable by SeaChoice, a national sustainable seafood program. That means types of farmed salmon, king crab, Atlantic cod, and other popular species are gone from the store. The grocery chain, which operates in B.C. and Alberta, is the first major grocer in North America to take this step, according to SeaChoice.  Who is SeaChoice? Another ENGO. Read the article here 10:13

Province orders fisheries review after Manitoba fish get ‘do not buy’ rating

The province has ordered a review of Manitoba’s fisheries after a scathing review from sustainable fisheries organization . On Monday, Seachoice released a report that gave fish caught in Manitoba’s three largest lake a “do not buy” rating. All species of fish caught in Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipegosis should be avoided by consumers and retailers until more sustainable fishery methods are in place, the report said. Read the rest here 10:31

Overwaitea Food Group dropped by sustainable seafood program SeaChoice

SeaChoice, a national sustainable seafood program, has dropped one of its most prominent partners, the Overwaitea Food Group, due in part to ongoing problems with getting information about where the fish sold in stores was caught. “It was disappointing,” said Jay Ritchlin, a director-general for the David Suzuki Foundation which overseas SeaChoice.  Where seafood comes from — and how it was caught — are both important pieces of information in deciding whether that stock can be considered sustainable. For example, SeaChoice tells consumers to avoid farmed shrimp from the U.S. and choose instead trap-caught shrimp from Nova Scotia. Read the rest here 10:00