Retailers are updating sustainable seafood standards

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H-E-B has partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund to build a stronger commitment to sustainable seafood by sourcing from socially and environmentally friendly farms and fishing outfits, according to the retailer. The retailer updated its policy to improve its sourcing and transparency for fresh, frozen, prepared and shelf-stable seafood.

The Texas grocer plans to expand traceability, promote “environmental and ethical integrity” in canned seafood, source certified wild-caught and farmed seafood and combat human rights abuses in the supply chain. The company has revised its sourcing grid to include the method of catch, production methods, origins and certifications —  all of which are updated twice a year and can be accessed by consumers.

Meanwhile, BJ’s Wholesale Club has joined the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI), according to a news release. Netherlands-based GSSI works towards providing more sustainable seafood for the planet. Other U.S. retailers that are partners of the GSSI include Ahold Delhaize and Schnucks.

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