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2012-04-09 10:20:45

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has announced its certification of the Australian Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) Patagonian toothfish fishery under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable fisheries. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120406/MM83171LOGO-c) The certification covers two longline vessels and one trawl vessel operated by two companies, Austral Fisheries and Australian...

2012-03-30 02:20:42

NEW YORK, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this Earth Day (April 22), Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) will no longer carry red-rated, wild-caught fish in its seafood departments. The move, which comes one year ahead of the company's self-imposed deadline of Earth Day 2013, makes Whole Foods Market the first national grocer to stop selling red-rated seafood. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2012-03-13 09:15:00

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. today announced its commitment to members and the environment by implementing a new sustainable seafood policy ensuring all seafood products sold in BJ's Wholesale Clubs are sourced from seafood suppliers identified as sustainable or on track to meet sustainability standards by 2014. In partnership with leading non-profit organizations including Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP, www.sustainablefish.org), the...

2012-03-12 06:00:00

Seafood company nearly doubles certified sustainable seafood purchases in 2011 compared to prior year LUNENBURG, NS, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - High Liner Foods Inc. (TSX: HLF) (TSX: HLF.A), the leading value-added seafood supplier in North America, announced today that it has made significant progress since the company announced its sustainability commitment in late 2010, when it set a goal of sourcing all of its seafood from certified sustainable or responsible fisheries and...

2012-01-26 15:50:00

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ian's, a leading producer of all-natural, allergy-friendly convenience foods, announces the addition of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification for Ian's Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Fish Sticks, available in 8oz and 14oz Family Pack sizes. The new MSC Certification gives consumers confidence that the whole-fillet Alaska pollock is sourced from an environmentally sustainable fishery. (Photo:...

2011-10-28 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) concluded its celebration of National Seafood Month with an update on the company's work to source sustainable seafood. "Today's seafood supplies are not unlimited, so Kroger is taking steps to require our suppliers to follow sustainable practices," said Mark Van Buskirk, Kroger's vice president for meat and seafood. "We have an important role to play in responsibly sourcing wild-caught and farm-raised seafood to help...

2011-10-18 12:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of its recently issued performance-based sustainability report last month, Sodexo, Inc., the leading global provider of Quality of Daily Life Solutions, today announces significant demonstrated progress for its sustainable seafood initiative, Your Better Choice in Seafood(®). The initiative offers the most comprehensive, highest quality, sustainable fresh and frozen seafood program in the industry, and...

2011-04-12 05:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) is on track to stop selling all red-rated swordfish and tuna at its seafood counters nationwide by this Earth Day, April 22, 2011. Last September, Whole Foods Market announced this deadline for sourcing swordfish and tuna more sustainably as part of a larger initiative to move toward fully-sustainable seafood departments. For more than a decade, the company has maintained a strong partnership with the Marine...

2011-04-08 09:45:00

CINCINNATI, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced new details of its progress on seafood sustainability and the next phase of its partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a leading global conservation organization. WWF is at the forefront of developing strategies for responsibly-sourced wild seafood. Kroger has been working with WWF for more than a year to assess its current seafood supply and develop ways to improve the sustainability of its seafood...

2011-03-21 15:05:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, Inc., the world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, in partnership with CleanFish, a sustainable seafood procurement expert, announced today one of the largest initiatives of its kind designed to significantly increase the quantity and availability of sustainable fresh fish options in the United States. CleanFish was selected as the lead partner in this initiative because of its expertise in building sustainable fresh...


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Chilean Sea Bass, Dissostichus eleginoides
2013-01-12 08:49:28

The Chilean sea bass is the North American name for the Patagonian toothfish. The Chilean sea bass name derived in 1977 from Lee Lantz, a fish wholesaler looking for a more attractive name for the American fish market. In 1994 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the Chilean sea bass as an alternative name for the Patagonian toothfish. This species is native to the southern Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, around seamounts and continental shelves in the colder waters. The...

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