Supermarket Chains Ecology Question 3

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Question

Has the brand banned 'unsustainable fish', so the most threatened species and the most damaging fishing and breeding methods from the assortment?

Dutch version: Heeft de supermarkt 'foute vis', dus de meest bedreigde vissoorten of de meest schadelijke vang- en kweekmethodes uit het assortiment gebannen?

German version: Hat der Markenhersteller Fisch aus nicht nachhaltigen Quellen aus seinem Sortiment gestrichen?

References

For backgrounds see Supermarket Chains Ecology Question 4.

‘Unsustainable fish’ here is defined by the red listing indicating 'vulnerable' or worse by Goedevis.nl (the Netherlands specific), or Einkaufsratgeber by WWF (Germany specific) or Fischratgeber by Greenpeace (Germany specific).

Ranking guidelines

A ‘Yes’ is applicable when:

  • The brand (owner) has banned 'unsustainable fish', according to Goedevis (in the Netherlands), or WWF and / or Greenpeace (in Germany) from its entire assortment.

A ‘No’ is applicable when:

  • The brand (owner) has not banned 'unsustainable fish', according to Goedevis (in the Netherlands), or WWF and / or Greenpeace (in Germany) from its entire assortment.

A ‘?’ is applicable when:

  • The brand (owner) doesn't clearly report whether its has banned 'unsustainable fish', according to Goedevis (in the Netherlands), or WWF and / or Greenpeace (in Germany) from its entire assortment.


Answering guidelines

Answer Yes:

  • All the fish sold at [Brand] is sourced from sustainable sources.
  • [Brand] does not offer any endangered species, based on [protection list*].


Answer No:

  • [Brand] claims that most of the threatened species aren't sold in its shops. Nevertheless, [Brand] explains that it is still selling the endangered [species*].
  • [Brand]  explains that it is still selling the endangered [species*]. 


Answer ?:

  • [Brand] does not communicate any information on its sustainable fish policies.
  • [Brand] does not specify whether it has banned the most threatened species and the most damaging fishing and breeding methods from the assortment.


-* You can pick the topic that applies to 'your' brand.

Note: when linking to a downloadable source document, please refer to the page(s) where to find the respective information with: (see link, page [..]).

Optional, but only for ? Answers, feel free to write at the end of a remark: Sustainability information should be easily accessible for consumers to make responsible choices.

Further Resources

- Red List by IUCN 1 2
- Seafood guides by WWF 1
- Fish guides by Greenpeace 1
- Good Fish Guide by Marine Conservation Society (European and international species) 1
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Consumer Guides (USA and international species) 1
- Seafood guides by Seafood Choices Alliance (International species) 1
- Australian Marine Conservation Society – Sustainable Seafood Guide (Australian and international species) 1
- Forest & Bird – Best Fish Guide (New Zealand species) 1
- Fishsource 1