Costco and Sodexo join the eco-seafood wave.
March 2, 2011
Mammoth grocery retailer Costco (witness the big beige box in Sand City) and national food service company Sodexo (feeding CSU-Monterey Bay's freshman their fated 15) just got greener. That is to say, bluer--with pledges to start sourcing more sustainable seafood.
The companies have committed to stop selling seafood red-listed by Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program and to source the rest of their fish from more environmentally responsible producers, according to the Aquarium's SeaNotes blog, following similar pledges by Safeway, Whole Foods, Walmart, Aramark and other heavy hitters.
"When Seafood Watch and Audubon began distributing consumer seafood pocket guides more than a decade ago, the movement was on the fringes," the Aquarium's Ken Peterson writes. "Now, with each passing day, it's clear that major buyers recognize that buying sustainable seafood is what's expected."