Festival Foods Now Offers Only Environmentally Responsible Seafood Options
OnFocus – Festival Foods recently began offering only sustainable seafood options in its Seafood Department to demonstrate its support of healthy oceans and rivers and to help ensure a plentiful supply of seafood for future generations.
Festival Foods’ partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch®
program takes the grocer’s seafood program to a new level. Festival Foods began partnering with Seafood Watch in 2016 with a communications program to help shoppers learn about sustainable seafood and to explain why it’s important to the future of our oceans.
“Our decision to transition to environmentally responsible seafood was easy to make,” said
Mike Zimmerman, senior director of the Meat & Seafood Department at Festival Foods. “As a responsible retailer, we consider it our duty to sell only environmentally responsible seafood and educate our guests about its importance. We need to be part of the solution so there will be an abundance of marine life for future generations.”
Festival Foods is proud to partner with seafood suppliers that are committed to
environmentally responsible practices. Examples are the use of modified gear that allows
unwanted marine life to escape and the use of fishing lines that can be reeled in manually or mechanically, drastically reducing the possibility of by-catch.
Festival Foods is among more than 300 Seafood Watch partners. Learn more about our
responsible seafood at festfoods.com/sustainableseafood.
-Submitted to FOCUS by Festival Foods