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Rio Olympics Athletes Only To Eat MSC Fish

Olympic and Paralympic athletes taking part in Rio 2016 will only be eating fish that is certified as sustainably wild caught by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The Organizing Committee has announced a comprehensive agreement to promote MSC and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) at the games.
All seafood served to athletes, officials, press and at the onsite restaurants will carry the MSC certification. During the games, over 14 million meals are usually made over 27 days. An agreement was signed, with organizers committing to stage the event in such a way as to minimize adverse effects on and maximize benefits to the environment; promote sustainable development and raise public awareness and action regarding environmental protection.
Julie Duffus, Sustainability Manager for the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, said: “We are looking forward to working in partnership with MSC and ASC to support the respected work that they have done, and continue to do, with the fisheries and fish farms of Brazil. This will ensure that our catering not only improves the local food industry, but improves it to a standard that will leave a lasting, positive legacy post Games for Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.”