Summary Box: Whole Foods to modify seafood sales

AP News
Posted: Mar 30, 2012 6:32 PM
Summary Box: Whole Foods to modify seafood sales

THE NEWS: Whole Foods Market will stop selling fish caught from depleted waters or through ecologically damaging methods, a move that comes as supermarkets nationwide try to make their seafood selections more sustainable.

THE DETAILS: Starting Earth Day, April 22, the natural and organic supermarket chain will no longer carry wild-caught seafood that is "red-rated," a color code that indicates it is either overfished or caught in a way that harms other species.

THE FISH: Among the seafood disappearing from store shelves will be octopus, gray sole, skate, Atlantic halibut and Atlantic cod caught by trawls, which can destroy habitats. The company will stock sustainable replacements like cod caught on lines and halibut from the Pacific.