SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — FishWise, a nonprofit sustainability consultancy for seafood companies, announced last week that My Organic Market, a five-unit independent with locations the Washington, D.C., metro area, has made a commitment to offer only ecologically friendly seafood at its stores. "MOM’s mission as a company is to protect and restore the environment,” MOM’s vice president of grocery, Lisa de Lima said in a release. Each product that the company will offer has been assessed according to standards set by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. In addition, a low mercury list, created by FishWise and Environmental Defense, will be posted on MOM’s seafood cases to help shoppers identify sustainable species that have been tested to be low in mercury and PCBs.
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