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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How much scandal can fit in one can of tuna?

Blog entry by Casson Trenner | March 25, 2013

ID: GP02HWGAirship Canned Tuna Banner ActionThe Greenpeace airship A.E. Bates flies  by the La Jolla peninsula near the headquarters of Chicken of the Sea canned tuna company to call attention to overfishing and bycatch issues. ...

Expert sounds 'fishy'

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | March 16, 2011

Last week I went to the chilly auction rooms at Auckland Fish Market to hear a talk billed as “the myth of overfishing” by fisheries scientist Ray Hilborn. Earlier in the day I’d spoken to a fisherman from Whakatane about their tuna...

Costco improves seafood policies in a stunning win for the oceans

Blog entry by Casson Trenor | February 25, 2011

I’m elated to share with you a major win for the oceans! After eight months of pressuring Costco to improve their seafood policies - I’m overjoyed to tell you that the wholesale giant announced a new policy aimed at helping to...

Marine reserves - just a stone's throw away

Feature story | August 15, 2009 at 0:00

This week we have created a granite shield against bottom trawling in a fragile and ecologically important marine area in Sweden.

Foodtown costing us our oceans

Feature story | August 14, 2009 at 6:21

Our efforts to stop overfishing and destructive practices have expanded over the last few years from a focus purely on the fishing industry to now include seafood retailers. Retailers buy and sell huge quantities of seafood each year, and form...

Foodtown costing us our oceans

Blog entry by nick | August 7, 2009

Today Greenpeace activists have occupied a fishing trawler in the port of Auckland to highlight that Foodtown and other supermarkets are fueling a demand for seafood caught from unsustainable fisheries using the worst of fishing...

Suicidal Tuna Fisheries

Feature story | May 11, 2009 at 0:00

The Turkish government has set its own catch limit for the endangered Mediterranean bluefin tuna - in total disregard for internationally agreed quotas and scientific advice.

While Stocks Last

Feature story | May 6, 2009 at 0:00

Today in downtown Auckland Greenpeace opened a seafood cafe of the future - Jellyfish de Jour. The menu includes such delights as Whole Baked Jellyfish Platter with Thai Vegetables, Jellyfish Bisque, and Blackened Cajun Jellyfish.

Sending out an SOS for Pacific tuna

Feature story | December 10, 2008 at 0:00

Our activists together with Korean environmental group KFEM created a huge human "SOS Tuna" banner on the shores of a beach in Busan, Korea, as a key regional meeting in Korea began this week. This extremely critical meeting will decide the fate...

Billion dollar fishing industry on the verge of collapse

Feature story | October 14, 2008 at 0:00

The world’s largest food fishery is on the verge of collapse. Pollock, used to make McDonald’s fish sandwiches, frozen fish sticks, fish and chips, and imitation crabmeat, have had a population decrease of 50 percent since last year.

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