Are Grocery Stores Really Emptying The Ocean?

Greenpeace Grocery Fish Chart

It’s been known for a long time that certain fish species are and have been heavily over-fished. Greenpeace is asking the question to whether your local (US) grocery store is helping to “empty the ocean?“. We have previously written about the trials of being a fish, and the Conserve Our Oceans Legacy campaign, which is along the same lines, but Greenpeace are trying to quantify the impact of grocery stores.

The Greenpeace website has an easy-to-read guide to red listed fish and a comprehensive grocery store report card where you can see how your local supermarket performs. US consumes spend around $16 billion on seafood per year, and half that is in supermarkets. See how your local grocery performs here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s