MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week, Greenpeace, an international environmental organization working towards a green and peaceful future, honored Wild Planet Foods by ranking them as the most sustainable and ethical tuna brand in the U.S.
With strict quality control from hook to shelf, Wild Planet’s mission has been to produce safe, nutritious, great-tasting and sustainably-caught seafood since 2001. With harvesting practices 100% compliant with the Best Choices for Sustainability recommendations of Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, all of Wild Planet’s tuna products are sustainably caught using pole and line or troll caught fishing methods.
Wild Planet is honored to be recognized in the Greenpeace ranking as a “go-to eco-brand, topping the ranks for its dedication to ensuring its tuna products are sustainable and responsible.” In accepting this recognition, Wild Planet pledges to continue providing high-quality, sustainable tuna while raising industry awareness and educating consumers about sustainable practices.
“When I read that many popular tuna brands have made the promise to go sustainable sometime in the future, I wonder why wait?” said Bill Carvalho, founder of Wild Planet Foods. “We’ve been using sustainable fishing methods since our inception in 2001— always have, always will. I am known for saying: it’s an ocean planet, as the oceans go, so goes the planet. Our oceans and their diverse life forms cannot and should not have to wait for brands to decide to do the right thing. Wild Planet would like to use this opportunity to implore brands like Bumble Bee, StarKist and Chicken of the Sea to get on board and switch to sustainable fishing methods.”
For more information about Wild Planet Foods, its mission, products and sustainability practices, please visit www.wildplanetfoods.com.
About Wild Planet
With strict quality control from hook to shelf, Wild Planet Foods’ mission is to produce safe, nutritious, great-tasting, and sustainably fished seafood. 100% US owned and based in McKinleyville, CA, the company operates its own docks where selection and delivery of fish are taken directly from the fishermen, many of whom are also shareholders with the company. All products canned by Wild Planet -- Albacore, Skipjack, Shrimp, Sardines and the new White Anchovies are considered Best Choices for sustainability by the consensus of environmental groups. For additional information, visit www.wildplanetfoods.com or call 800-998-9946.