When you buy sustainable seafood, it means
you're purchasing ﬁsh or shellﬁsh that has been
raised, caught or harvested in a way that protects
our waterways and ecosystems. It means that ﬁsh
populations haven't been over-harvested, so they
can maintain or even increase their numbers as
time goes on, and they've been caught in a way
that is cruelty-free and non-harmful to the
environment. It means that farm-raised seafood
has been raised responsibly and humanely. And
it means that your seafood is free from pollutants
or toxins such as mercury or PCBs.
Right now, you'll ﬁnd a dozen different sustainable
seafood choices in our stores, including:
Fresh sea scallops
Paciﬁc frozen cod
IN ADDITION TO WORKING WITH THE MSC AND THE GMRI, WE ALSO WORK WITH
INDEPENDENT FISHERIES AND NUMEROUS LOCAL SUPPLIERS.
We plan to have more and
more sustainable choices as time goes on. Keep an eye on our seafood case to see what we've got to offer!
BIG Y'S COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD.
BIG Y HAS GONE GREEN IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS, FROM RECYCLING PROGRAMS
TO IN-STORE ENERGY CONSERVATION TO FOOD DONATION.
We want to make sure that
we're taking good care of the environment around us in ways that matter not only to our local neighborhoods,
but to our individual customers and even the world at large.
When it comes to our seafood oﬀerings, our philosophy is no diﬀerent. That's why we've partnered
with two independent organizations to make sure we can oﬀer our customers environmentally safe,
sustainable seafood choices. Look for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) logo and the Gulf of Maine
Research Institute (GMRI) logo in our seafood case. When you see them, you'll know you're purchasing
Get the inside scoop on how
important this initiative is to us.