Greenpeace commends Hy-Vee on adding shelf-stable tuna to its seafood procurement policy

by Perry Wheeler

February 2, 2017

In response to the news that Hy-Vee has expanded its seafood procurement policy to include shelf-stable tuna, Greenpeace Oceans Campaigner David Pinsky said:

“As human rights abuses, overcapacity, and destructive fishing continue to plague the global tuna industry, it is reassuring to see industry leaders like Hy-Vee working to source more sustainable and ethical products. Hy-Vee joins a growing number of U.S. retailers taking action to improve shelf-stable tuna, from Giant Eagle to Albertsons.

“We are pleased to see that Hy-Vee’s shelf-stable commitment includes sourcing from best practice catch methods, including Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch’s standards, and that it applies to national tuna brands. We encourage Hy-Vee to continue its leadership by swiftly implementing this policy and continuing to advocate for change throughout the global tuna industry.”

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Contact: Perry Wheeler, Greenpeace Global Seafood Communications and Outreach Manager, P: 301-675-8766

Perry Wheeler

By Perry Wheeler

Perry Wheeler is a senior communications specialist at Greenpeace USA.

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