Loblaw’s Seafood Ban Could Disrupt Research

Loblaws’ decision to stop selling some seafood in the interest of conservation could disrupt research into porbeagle sharks off Nova Scotia that relies on a managed fishery, a shark scientist says.

The grocery store chain, which owns the Atlantic Superstore, announced last week it will no longer sell skate, orange roughy, sea bass and shark four types of fish it deemed unsustainable.

Steve Campana, a shark researcher at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, said the company might have good intentions to promote sustainable fisheries, but its ban could interfere with research that helps protect shark populations.

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