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Up to a Third of Wild US Seafood Likely ‘Illegal’

Between 20 and 32 percent of wild-caught seafood imported into the US is likely illegal, according to a new study published in the journal Marine Policy. Valued at $1 billion-to-$2 billion annually, this represents between 15-to-26 percent of the total value of wild-caught seafood imported into the US, according to Estimates of … Read more »

McDonald’s to Serve Only Eco-Labeled Fish

McDonald’s USA says it will become the first national restaurant chain to serve fish bearing the Marine Stewardship Council eco-label at all of its US locations. McDonald’s, which uses MSC-certified wild-caught Alaska Pollock for its Filet-O-Fish sandwich, will begin displaying the MSC ecolabel on product packaging, in-restaurant communications and external … Read more »

Apple, Samsung Tin Under Fire

Apple, Samsung Tin Under Fire

Friends of the Earth has called on Apple and Samsung to tell consumers where they source the tin used in their mobile phones, as part of the UK-based advocacy group’s Make It Better campaign. The initiatives calls for large companies to be transparent about their supply-chain impacts, and pushes for … Read more »

Chicken of the Sea Sustainability Report: More than 80% of Emissions From Suppliers

Chicken of the Sea Sustainability Report: More than 80% of Emissions From Suppliers

More than 80 percent of the 75,600 metric tons of greenhouse gases that canned seafood producer Chicken of the Sea was responsible for in 2011 came from its third party suppliers, according to the company’s first corporate sustainability report. The company said 61,616 metric tons came from indirect sources. Some … Read more »