Carting Away the Oceans 2015

Report ranks retailers on their efforts to protect our oceans and the people who depend on them

by David Pinsky

July 14, 2015

Our Carting Away the Oceans report evaluates and ranks major grocery stores on their commitments to sustainable seafood. How does your favorite grocery store score?

Is your grocery store doing its part for sustainable seafood?

Is your grocery store doing its part for sustainable seafood?

© Greenpeace / Nigel Marple

Our Carting Away the Oceans report, released annually since 2008, identifies which major grocery chains are leaders in sustainable seafood and which are falling behind.

The findings are telling.

In the latest update, Whole Foods, Wegmans, Hy-Vee, and Safeway topped the list for their sustainable seafood practices. Roundy’s, Publix, A&P, and Save Mart were the worst ranked companies. Publix and Kroger, both top ten supermarkets based on their annual sales, sell more Red List species than any other U.S. grocery chain.

Applauding industry leaders and exposing those lagging behind is key to getting supermarkets to take responsibility and play their part in protecting our oceans and the people who depend on them.

Is your supermarket selling sustainable seafood? Learn more about the Carting Away the Oceans 2015 report.

Check out the scorecard at a glance below:

Seafood Scorecard

Download the full report at

David Pinsky

By David Pinsky

David authors Greenpeace USA’s annual seafood sustainability report for the nation’s largest supermarkets, holding major companies accountable and shifting seafood practices that have global impacts on our oceans.

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