In a big boost for sustainability – and educating consumers on the best selections for avoiding species in decline – Costco has announced that it will no longer sell 12 highly threatened types of fish.
“Environmental activists spent eight months pressuring Costco to adopt a sustainable seafood policy, after discovering twelve species and groups of related species on Greenpeace’s “red list” of threatened marine life,” reports Nick Engelfried for GreenAnswers.com. “Red listed species previously sold by Costco stores which will no longer be purchased by the company include swordfish, Atlantic bluefin tuna, sharks, rays, and Chilean sea bass.”
The oceans would not be the same absent these magnificent creatures. There can be no pleasure in dining on a fish or any other species that may not last for future generations to enjoy.