40 tonnes of seafood consumed at Olympics

08 Aug 2012
At just over half way through the Olympics, an estimated 40 tonnes of seafood have been consumed at the games

At just over half way through the Olympics, an estimated 40 tonnes of seafood have been consumed at the games

At just over half way through the Olympics, fans have already consumed an estimated 40 tonnes of seafood at the games.

The London 2012 Food Vision specified that fish served at the Olympics has to be ‘demonstrably sustainable’ – including MSC certified. As a result, all of the fish sold as fish and chips comes from MSC certified fisheries.

The fish and chips on sale to the public join a range of MSC certified seafood at the games from MSC certified hoki in Filet-o-Fish at the world’s busiest McDonald’s in line with the company’s long term commitment to sustainably sourced fish right across Europe to the MSC certified Jersey lobsters, served to honoured guests at the opening ceremony.

Toby Middleton, UK manager for the MSC says: “London 2012 promised to be the most sustainable Olympics ever and we’ve certainly seen that living up to its promise with the seafood sourcing. The commitments made by Olympics suppliers will inspire people around the world to consider where their fish comes from and when they get home – in over 80 countries around the world – they’ll be able to choose MSC certified options.” 

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