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Alaska fishermen protest Wal-Mart decision


September 04. 2013 6:37PM
Associated Press

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(AP) Alaska fisherman took up protest signs Wednesday at an Anchorage Wal-Mart store.


Their complaint is over a decision by corporate Wal-Mart officials to not sell salmon unless its source was certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council or another program.


Fishermen say most Alaska seafood processors are no longer affiliated with the Marine Stewardship Council.


Gov. Sean Parnell had earlier written Wal-Mart that among the concerns with the council is what he called the inability to maintain a consistent, standard definition of sustainable management.


The protest comes a day before state officials plan to meet with Wal-Mart executives in Arkansas.


A Wal-Mart spokesman says the meeting will give the state an opportunity to explain Alaska's own certification system, which the company is considering for alternate certification.


Associated Press


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