Target commits to sustainable seafood

Target is working with FishWise to make its entire seafood supply chain sustainable.

Target is working with FishWise to make its entire seafood supply chain sustainable.

Target Corp. said Thursday it will sell only sustainable and traceable seafood by 2015.

Minneapolis-based Target (NYSE: TGT) said in a news release that it would partner with FishWise, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based company that helps grocers implement environmentally responsible business practices.

Target said it defines "sustainable" as "the sourcing of seafood products that are caught or raised in an environmentally sensitive manner."

Target already was considered a leader in sustainable seafood practices.

Over the last two years it eliminated Chilean sea bass, orange roughy and farmed salmon from all stores. Those three species were on the seafood industry's "red list," which indicates they are unsustainably-caught fish species.

Earlier this year, environmental group Greenpeace ranked Target second-best among the nation's grocers in seafood sustainability practices.

Read more in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

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