Eco-Label Added onto Alaska Flatfish

Alexandra Gutierrez, KUCB – Unalaska

The Marine Stewardship Council’s eco-label is supposed to make grocery shopping easy for the environmentally conscious. It’s just like the “free range” sticker on chicken or the “organic” tag on produce. You pick out your fish, look for the blue label, and take home your sustainable dinner. This week, the Marine Stewardship Council decided to add its
eco-label to Alaska’s flatfish fishery, certifying a number of trawl-caught species. But some conservationists think this is a mistake that could mislead consumers.

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