Canadian Supermarkets Curb Destructively Fished Seafood

OTTAWA — Canada's major supermarket chains won unusual praise from Greenpeace on Wednesday for starting to rid their shelves of "destructively fished or farmed" seafood.

In a report, Greenpeace ranked eight major grocery chains on their efforts to help improve the sustainability of the seafood they buy and sell.

It said that "following pressure by environmental organizations and the public," retailers have started adopting sustainability policies for their seafood supply chains, and stopped selling up to 15 "destructively fished or farmed" species.

These species include dredged Atlantic sea scallops and salmon from farms said to contaminate the marine environment.

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