Publicado por: pongpesca | 2014/02/04

Can You Trust a ‘Certified Sustainable’ Seafood Label?

mscsalmon“When it comes to purchasing sustainable seafood, one of the world’s most widely recognized labels belongs to the Marine Stewardship Council. The blue fish logo adorns the new packaging of McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish sandwich; it’s prominently displayed at the fish counter of every Whole Foods Market. Heck, it’s even right there on the side of my favorite canned tuna. It’s a label that mega-corporations like Walmart, Costco and Target rely on to reach their own internal sustainability goals, and to meet increasing customer demand for sustainable seafood. But according to a critical three-part report aired by NPR earlier this week, what that blue label certifies isn’t guaranteed. And, they say, in certain MSC-certified fisheries, including Canada’s longline swordfish, Chilean sea bass from the South Georgia Island fishery, and Fraser River sockeye salmon, declaring fish sustainable is downright misleading.”

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Fonte: TakePart – 13 de fevereiro de 2013

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