Whole Foods Bans Unsustainable Seafood Announced today and beginning on Earth Day (April 22), Whole Foods Market will no longer carry red-rated wild-caught fish, making it the first national grocer to enact such a move. Just what is a red rating? Using guidelines issued by Blue Ocean Institute and Monterey Bay Aquarium , the designation describes marine life afflicted by overfishing, or invasive fishing methods that harm surrounding species. Many of the usual suspects appear on the red-rated list for the Southeast region, which includes Texas: Albacore tuna, bluefin tuna, and imported shrimp. But Whole Foods will also say goodbye to mahi mahi, shark, red snapper, and tilapia at least until those fish rebound in numbers.