Thanks to pressure from Greenpeace and over 100,000 Greenpeace grassroots activists, Costco has publicly announced that it will:
- Eliminate 12 red list species, unless the company can find an MSC-certified option, including:
- Atlantic cod
- Atlantic halibut
- Chilean sea bass
- Greenland halibut
- Orange roughy
- Skates and rays
- Bluefin tuna
-- Pledge to play more of a leadership role within aquaculture;
-- Partner with World Wildlife Fund to examine its remaining wild-caught species and determine how to best transition to the most sustainable alternative; and
-- Acknowledge the role that the canned tuna industry plays within the global sustainable seafood movement and is in the process of shifting to more sustainable tuna sources in all sectors (fresh, frozen, and canned).
Gotta love the power of consumer pressure.