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Fishy Compliance Practices Lead to Hefty Fine for Seafood Plant

Fishy Compliance Practices Lead to Hefty Fine for Seafood Plant

The Norton Sound Seafood Products Co. may have gained an economic advantage over its competitors in recent years by not abiding by EPA regulations. The company was discovered to have not met the EPA’s reporting or record-keeping requirements; it also failed to adequately monitor grinders, its waste-conveyance system, and the shore … Read more »

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 »

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Walmart, Alaska Haggle Over Salmon Certifications

Walmart may drop about 40 Alaskan salmon processors that stopped pursuing the Marine Stewardship Council label – a threat that has stirred state officials to lobby the retailer. The processors of wild-caught salmon decided last year to drop the label because it was expensive and eroded their brand, Reuters reports. In … Read more »

Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe’s Top Sustainable Seafood List

Whole Foods, Safeway, Trader Joe’s Top Sustainable Seafood List

Whole Foods, Safeway and Trader Joe’s are the only three grocery chains to earn a green rating in Greenpeace’s annual report evaluating and ranking supermarkets on their sustainable seafood policies. The grocery chains earned scores of 7.3, 7.1 and seven, respectively, in the scorecard, which has been released each year … Read more »