Vancouver Sun: Western Canada’s biggest grocer commits to sustainable seafood

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Canada Safeway has taken an important step in the direction of sustainability with a commitment to source its fresh and frozen seafood from sustainable and traceable sources by 2015.  The Vancouver Sun article Western Canada’s biggest grocer commits to sustainable seafood provides details on this announcement including outlining how Safeway has “already removed several redlisted species from seafood counters, including Atlantic halibut, orange roughy, Chilean sea bass and shark and has discontinued its store-label canned yellowfin tuna.”

“The grocery chain’s sustainable seafood policy and implementation program was designed in partnership with SeaChoice,” a program founded by five Canadian environmental organizations including the Candian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ecology Action Centre, David Suzuki Foundation, Living Oceans Society, and the Sierra Club of BC.

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