Sustainable fish in our supermarkets

July 18, 2012 , ,

A few weeks ago, Greenpeace Canada has released its annual report on the state of Supermarket Seafood Sustainability.

Greenpeace scored Canada’s eight major retailers against a set of criteria based on the strength, comprehensiveness and implementation of their seafood policies, the information they make available to their customers, and the number of harmfully-fished Redlist species.

The overall assessment is that these grocers have all made progress since the initial evaluations in 2009, but there is still much room for improvement. For example, “big sellers” such as the atlantic salmon and tropical shrimps are still sold in most of the stores. Think about it at your next visit to the fish counter!

Here’s the 2012 Ranking

  1. Overwaitea 72 %
  2. Loblaw 68 %
  3. Safeway 63 %
  4. Metro 56 %
  5. Walmart 55 %
  6. Sobeys 54 %
  7. Co-op 54 %
  8. Costco Wholesale 43 %

See the details.


Cinzia Cuneo
Cinzia Cuneo, founder of, never wanted to neglect the quality of her food. She shares her special expertise to make good food quickly and without complications!

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