Whole Foods to curtail sales of Maine lobster after eco-label downgrade

Published on
November 21, 2022
A Whole Foods Market seafood section.

Whole Foods Market will soon stop selling Maine lobster after the Marine Stewardship Council said the fishery will have its MSC certification suspended for a second time.

The suspension, effective 15 December, 2022, stems from the same reasoning behind the fishery’s first suspension in August 2020 – a suspension that was lifted in October 2021. A court ruling in July 2022 by U.S. District Judge James Boasberg determined the fishery is no longer in legal compliance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act …

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