Greenpeace has released its annual “Carting Away The Oceans” report, which scores supermarkets on their commitment to sustainable seafood. In an era in which there is constant discussion about the poor state of our oceans, Greenpeace’s report [pdf] actually has some good news. The introduction reads:
“…[W]e truly do have more good news than bad news to report. There is still a great deal of work to be done, but let’s take a minute to raise a glass in acknowledgement of some of the truly remarkable stories of this past year.”
This is the seventh year that Greenpeace has produced a report. Due to its rigorous seafood policy, Whole Foods was given the top ranking this year — the first time since 2008. The report also commended the level of transparency at Wegmans and Harris Teeter, among others. Here’s a look at the full results:
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More chains than ever participated in Greenpeace’s survey this year. So while the measurement tools for evaulating seafood sustainability might still not be perfect, both consumers and retailers clearly are starting to care more about this issue.