Seafood Populations Are in Trouble ... Whole Foods Market(R) and Marine Stewardship Council Provide Consumers With Sustainable Seafood Alternative To Help Preserve World's Fish Stocks As seafood grows more popular with today's consumers, a snapshot of the world's marine stocks shows 60 percent are fully fished, over-exploited, depleted or recovering at a slow rate, according to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization. As part of its commitment to offer consumers seafood from renewable sources, Whole Foods Market is partnering with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to promote sustainable fishing practices by providing a certified sustainable option while educating consumers about the importance of seafood sustainability.