Cruise line commits to sustainable seafood


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
July 7, 2010

Crystal Cruises on Wednesday announced that, effective immediately, it will only serve sustainable seafood aboard its ships, including its specialty restaurants Silk Road, The Sushi Bar and Prego.
The cruise line is the first to publicly commit to such a policy.

With guidance from both governmental and non-governmental conservation organizations and fisheries, the cruise line favors suppliers that share the same ideals and boast documented reputations for methods that minimize the impact on local wildlife and ecosystems.

Crystal was also the first cruise line to discontinue the use of endangered sturgeon caviar from the Caspian Sea, opting instead for farmed caviar from the United States, France and Uruguay.

“We recognize that by sourcing seafood responsibly, we can help protect the environment and marine populations for generations to come," said Toni Neumeister, VP of food and beverage. "It's simply the right thing to do, and allows us to continue offering our guests the highest quality cuisine while being good stewards of the oceans on which we sail."

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