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.


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