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Gulf of Alaska cod losing sustainability certification label


March 12, 2020

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Shoppers will no longer see a blue-sticker label on Gulf of Alaska cod after its sustainability certification is suspended starting in April.

The label designates which fish are sustainably caught.

Alaska’s Energy Desk reported Friday that the Marine Stewardship Council, which sets standards for sustainable fishing, will suspend the label starting April 5.

“What the MSC certification really does is along the supply chain it allows for there to be traceability,’’ council spokeswoman Jackie Marks previously told Alaska’s Energy Desk. “And at the end of the...

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