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Ahold-owned grocery chains Stop & Shop, Giant Food of Landover, Md., and Giant Food Store of Carlisle, Pa., yesterday announced their support of the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solution’s Common Vision to help keep their selection of seafood sustainable. According to the prepared statement, “Companies that support the Common Vision make a commitment to work towards buying environmentally responsible products, making information on their seafood products readily available, and supporting policy changes that have positive environmental impact.

The partnership with the Conservation Alliance, the statement said, “has enabled seafood buyers from these chains to use a unique system tool that ranks and compares different species in habitats around the world. A number of factors are taken into account—how plentiful the species is, how it is caught, and what effect fishing has on the species’ natural habitat. This helps them purchase seafood with an emphasis on marine conservation and sustainable fisheries.”

The Conservation Alliance is described as being “made up of more than a dozen conservation organizations ranging from the World Wildlife Fund to the New England Aquarium to the Blue Oceans Institute. Its goal is to protect the health of the oceans and the long-term seafood supply by working with companies to develop and implement corporate sustainable seafood policies.”

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