Greenpeace has recently praised Costco for their more sustainable seafood sales policy. Since August 2010, they stopped selling 12 kinds of fish associated with severe environmental concerns, some of these including: Atlantic cod, Atlantic halibut, Chilean sea bass, orange roughy, shark, swordfish, and bluefin tuna.
“It is important that the items we offer our customers are those that we can continue to provide well into the future and to provide responsibly,” stated Jeff Lyons, Costco senior vice president. “Our policy will help us to continue to meet the demands of our customers, who look to us for high quality items at great value.”
Given Costco’s size and market, Greenpeace asserts this new seafood sustainability policy is significant and will have “sweeping” implications on the industry, not to mention benefitting marine ecosystems. [Read full article].