German discounter Aldi now stocks the largest proportion of sustainable seafood products of all UK supermarkets as overall sales jumped 60% in the last two years.
Just under 80% of Aldi’s seafood range is certified sustainable, in comparison with Marks & Spencer’s 19%, according to the annual Supermarket Sustainable Seafood League table published by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
The figures also show that all other supermarkets are selling more sustainable seafood than ever before, a 60% jump over the last two years.
Sainsbury’s came second on the table, stocking more than 200 certified products to make up 76% of its wild seafood range.
Lidl is third with just over 100 products or 72% of its range.
Some 67% of Waitrose’s range is MSC certified, while Tesco stocks 128 sustainable products covering 48% of its wild fish stock.
Asda introduced the biggest increase in its certified sustainable range from 17 products to 52, or 38%.
In contrast, rivals Iceland and Morrisons are at the bottom of the league with under 5% of their seafood range certified sustainable.
MSC programme director Toby Middleton said The majority of British supermarkets are making a real investment in the future of their seafood.
If you’re buying MSC-labelled fish or seafood in one of these top five supermarkets, you’re helping to make a positive difference to the world’s oceans.
The MSC blue fish label (indicating that seafood has been sustainably caught and can be traced back to source) means the ‘science bit’ has been done for you.
Our league table shows that retailers are offering their customers clear labelling and the chance to make a difference, helping to protect fish stocks for our children and our grandchildren.
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