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Whole Foods Markets has announced that beginning this Earth Day, it “will no longer carry red-rated, wild-caught fish in its seafood departments ... A red rating indicates that a species is suffering from overfishing or that current fishing methods harm other marine life or habitats; the ratings are determined by nonprofit research organizations Blue Ocean Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium.”

The announcement notes that “the move, which comes one year ahead of the company's self imposed deadline of Earth Day 2013, makes Whole Foods Market the first national grocer to stop selling red-rated seafood.”
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