At a glance: What’s on the list for Whole Foods’ new seafood guidelinesBy AP
Monday, September 13, 2010
At a glance: Whole Foods’ seafood guidelines
Whole Foods launched new sustainable seafood guidelines at all of its stores on Monday to help shoppers determine the environmental impact of seafood. Here’s a look at where some fish the grocer sells fall on the rating scale:
Green — Relatively abundant and is caught in environmentally friendly ways.
Pacific cod from Alaska
Sablefish or black cod from Alaska or British Columbia
Yellow — Some concerns exist with the species’ status or the methods by which it was caught.
Mahi mahi in the U.S.
Shrimp from the U.S. and Canada
Sablefish or Black cod from California, Oregon and Washington
Red — Species is suffering from overfishing, or the methods used to catch it harm other marine life or habitats.
Atlantic sole, flounder or halibut