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The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced late last week that it is developing guidelines, best practices, case studies and other resources to help the supermarket industry address seafood sustainability issues.

According to the announcement, FMI’s “Sustainability Task Force formed a working group to identify issues that can be resolved on an industrywide basis. This group is consulting with the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions, composed of the world’s leading environmental organizations and is developing guidelines to help companies create seafood sustainability programs,” and is “gathering case studies of retailer best practices, including initiatives certified by independent agencies and developed with non-governmental organizations (NGOs).”

“We seek to provide a wide variety of seafood to help consumers maintain a healthy diet, while also recognizing that sustaining the world’s fisheries is critical to preserving the environment,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, FMI president and CEO.

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