April 25, 2012 -
Whole Foods, the Texas-based natural foods supermarket, no longer carries fish considered to be unsustainable.
The Whole Foods ban includes fish that is either overfished or caught in a harmful way, according to their website.
The popular Atlantic Halibut made the list, though the company will still sell Atlantic cod that is caught by hook and line or gillnets.
"Stewardship of the ocean is so important to our customers and to us," David Pilat, the global seafood buyer for Whole Foods told the New York Times. "We're not necessarily here to tell fishermen how to fish, but on a species like Atlantic cod, we are out there actively saying, 'For Whole Foods Market to buy your cod, the rating has to be favorable.'"
Here's a look at the list of fish that the superstore no longer sells and why.