Seafood markets guide

Has the catching of this fish impacted endangered species?’ ‘Is the population of this species still healthy or has it been overfished?

Far too often consumers are left without answers when trying to find out if seafood products on their supermarket shelves have come from sustainable sources. Inadequate labelling and a lack of publicly available sourcing policies have made it impossible for consumers and other market players to assess the sustainability of the seafood they buy and sell.

In recent years a global sustainable seafood movement has thrived. Consumers, retailers and seafood processors have started asking questions. The first step has been to demand transparency. As retailers have started developing sustainable seafood purchasing policies they’ve requested more accountability. They’ve asked for sustainable seafood that has not been caught with destructive fishing techniques such as bottom trawling, and fish that does not come from overfished stocks.

This section of our website provides a quick insight to the state of our oceans looking at the main problems and providing some of the solutions. It helps retailers and seafood processors understand what a sustainable seafood purchasing policy is and how to develop one. Last but not least, the Greenpeace Red Fish Guide, lists 12 seafood species at very high risk of being sourced from unsustainable fisheries and explains the rationale for ‘red-listing’ them. The guide highlights key species that consumers should avoid purchasing.

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Truly Sustainable Oceans - It's our right

Publication | August 18, 2008 at 0:00

Oceans cover three quarters of our planet; they drive our weather systems, are a ready made food source for billions on land and at sea and give sanctuary to a staggering 80 per cent of life on Earth. Lying beneath the waves are the highest...

The Greenpeace NZ Red Fish List

Blog entry by Nick | August 13, 2008

Meet Sad Fish. He's a little on the rotund side and a tad more furry than most other fish but he's fronting the new seafood campaign here in New Zealand and we're glad to have him on our side. On Sunday over at Kelly Tarlton's...

Sad fish at the launch of the NZ Red Fish List

Image | August 10, 2008 at 23:51

Sad fish at the launch of the NZ Red Fish List at the Auckland waterfront.

Sad fish at the launch of the NZ Red Fish List

Image | August 10, 2008 at 1:00

Sad fish at the launch of the NZ Red Fish List at Kelly Tarlton's in Auckland

Greenpeace Red Fish List launched in New Zealand

Feature story | August 10, 2008 at 0:00

Today Greenpeace launched the New Zealand Red Fish List – a guide to help consumers avoid buying fish that comes from the most unsustainable fisheries.

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