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Carrefour Italy collaborates with Marine Stewardship Council

Staff writer |
Carrefour Italy has committed to supply its customers with seafood products carrying the blue Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) label.

This commitment follows an evaluation of Carrefour Italy's seafood suppliers.

In the coming months, Carrefour shops in Italy will stock various types of seafood (frozen, canned and chilled) with the MSC label. This will include products containing several species including anchovies, plaice, cod, wild salmon, albacore tuna and pink shrimp.

This demonstrates Carrefour’s commitment to seafood sustainability in order to protect all species, not just those with greater media attention.

Carrefour's commitment does not end with offering products with the MSC label, but creates a virtuous system pushing their suppliers to be certified and to source MSC certified raw materials. Increasing the demand for sustainable products encourages new fisheries to enter the MSC program and implement sustainable practices.

Flavia Mare, corporate social responsibility manager of Carrefour Italy, said, "We all have to be aware that our oceans are not an unlimited resource.

"The only way to ensure access to seafood, to all people, for the future is to ensure sustainable fishing.

"Carrefour's commitment to seafood sustainability began in 2007, with our support of a WWF call to stop the sale of bluefin tuna.

"It has continued through the fight against illegal fishing and the constant verification of the minimum catch size of fish. By joining the MSC program, Carrefour continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and the protection of marine resources."

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