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“Sustainable seafood is not always easy to find in large supermarkets’

“Sustainable seafood is not always easy to find in large supermarkets’

With the two biggest supermarkets Albert Heijn and Jumbo, it is difficult to sustainable tuna and shrimp. Such as herring, mussels and cod is good.

That says, the organisation Natuur & Milieu in her research Visbenchmark 2016. For this purpose, in each category of fish the ten most purchased products in the Albert Heijn and Jumbo researched on environmental, biodiversity and human rights.

The shrimp from both grootgrutters score the worst. Also tuna and, to a lesser extent salmon are often bad for humans and the environment. Even if these products are equipped with an MSC (wild catch) or ASC-mark (farmed fish), there is often still a question of harmful effects.

“With the tonijnpopulatie is still not good. The cultivation of shrimp caused pollution and damage to ecosystems. In addition, there is in shrimp is a high risk that significant violations of human rights,” reads the report.

Herring and mussels

Nature & Environment recommends that for herring, mussels, fish nuggets, cod fish fingers. These products are with the two market leaders usually are a sustainable choice.

This is the organization is positive about the developments. “These results are good news for consumers and for the environment,” said a spokesman. Nature & Environment is calling on Albert Heijn and Jumbo have to also get the rest of the range soon to be replaced by sustainable alternatives.

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