Endangered fish species and UK supermarkets purchase policies

Mark Tran reports in the Guardian, February 23, 2006, that Sainsbury has pledged it won’t no longer sell endangered fish species such as skate and huss (read more from here). This is just the most recent step taken by UK supermarkets to ensure that their fish comes from sustainable farmed or wild sources.
The Marine Conservation Society has ranked UK supermarkets according to how sustainable their fish purchases are. The best three were:
1 M&S Sells 15 species that are safe, and only one on the endangered list
2 Waitrose Sells 20 species that are recommended and three that should be avoided
3 Sainsbury’s Sells 16 products certified by Marine Stewardship Council, and five under threat.
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