Olympics commits to sustainable seafood


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
December 13, 2009

Organizers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London on Monday announced the more than 82 metric tons of seafood served during the games will be "demonstrably sustainable."

In its Food Vision, published 7 December, the organizers said all wild fish served will meet the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, which includes Marine Stewardship Council certification and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) list of fish to eat.

Organizers will require sourcing of diverse species to reduce pressure on sensitive stocks, farmed fish raised to high standards of welfare and fed only with demonstrably sustainable feed and products that are ethically traded and sourced.

The organizers also said it will completely exclude any species identified by the MCS as fish to avoid.

More than 23,000 athletes and officials at 31 competition venues will be fed during the games.

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