The salmon farming industry is taking a toll on our east and west coast marine ecosystems.
Canadian west coast supermarket chain, Overwaitea Food Group (OFG), has taken a big step towards ensuring more sustainable seafood for its customers by removing open net-pen farmed salmon, a significant seafood item found on Greenpeace’s Redlist.
Safeway and Loblaw are seeking alternatives, but we need all retailers to rid their shelves of this product.
Here are 3 quick things you can do to encourage Canada’s big chains to act quickly to find alternatives:
1) Thank Overwaitea for not selling destructive farmed salmon. We want to make sure they keep it off their shelves!
Overwaitea Food Group 1.800.242.9229
Save-On-Foods, Overwaitea Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Cooper’s Foods, Urban Fare and Bulkley Valley Wholesale.
2) Ask the other supermarket chains - other than Overwaitea to stop selling Redlisted farmed salmon:
Metro Inc.: 1.866.595.5554
Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Marché Richelieu, Les 5 Saisons and Marché Ami.
Walmart Canada: 1.800.328.0402
Walmart and Walmart Supercentre
Sobeys, IGA Extra, IGA, Needs, Price Chopper, Foodland, Thrifty Foods, Les Marchés Tradition, Western Cellars and Rachelle-Béry.
Federated Co-operatives Ltd.: 1.306.244.3311 (not toll free)
Co-op, Marketplace, The Grocery People, Super A Foods and Bigway Foods.
Costco Canada: 1.800.463.3783
Loblaw Companies Ltd.: 1.800.296.2332
Loblaws®, Loblaw Great Food™, Real Canadian Superstore®, Zehrs Markets®, Zehrs Great Food™, Fortinos®, Your Independent Grocer®, valu-mart®, nofrills®, Wholesale Club™, Cash & Carry®, Provigo®, Maxi®, Maxi & Cie®, Club Entrepot®, Les Entrepots Presto®, Atlantic Superstore®, Dominion® (in Newfoundland and Labrador), SaveEasy®, Atlantic Cash & Carry®, Atlantic SuperValu®, Extra Foods®, T&T® and Osaka™.
Canada Safeway: 1.800.723.3929
3) Leave a comment telling us which store you phoned and what they said