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Supermarkets ranked for seafood sustainability

Inquirer staff writer Sandy Bauers reports:

Like seafood but worry about the impact on the world's fisheries? Greenpeace has just released an update of its sustainable seafood analysis for supermarket chains.

Whole Foods came in at the top, and Trader Joe's remains near the bottom.

In June, when the first analysis was done, all 20 of the leading U.S. chains failed, according to the national advocacy group. They're still not doing the right thing for the oceans, according to Greenpeace. All 20 supermarkets continue to sell destructively fished and overfished species. But several companies have begun developing and implementing sustainable seafood policies and practices, the group said today.

Eight companies "have demonstrated their commitment to improving their seafood sustainability by removing from sale some imperiled species such as orange roughy and sharks."

These are: Whole Foods, Ahold USA (brand names include Stop & Shop and Giant), Target, Wegmans, Safeway (Dominick's, Genuardi's, Randall's and Von's), Wal-Mart, A&P (The Food Emporium, Pathmark, Super Fresh, Waldbaums), and Price Chopper.

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