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Greenpeace Releases Supermarket Seafood Sustainability Scorecard. How Well Did Your Grocery Store Do?

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A scorecard released today by Greenpeace examines American supermarket chains and to what extent their seafood business is practiced sustainably.

In this fourth edition of the scorecard, "Carting Away the Oceans," half of the 20 large retailers receive passing scores. Among the retailers ranking in the top half who do business in Southern California include #1 ranked Target, as well as Whole Foods (#3), Safeway (parent of Vons/Pavillions, #4), Wal-Mart (#9) and Trader Joe's (#10)

Trader Joe's was the focus of a seafood sustainability campaign run by Greenpeace over the past several months, in which they created a parody site, Traitor Joe, which successfully pressured the South Pasadena-based market chain to pledge to revamp their seafood practices. Previously, Trader Joe's had been the worst-ranking market.