Rio Olympics 2016

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games have committed to promoting the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified seafood at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

For the Olympics, all of the seafood served to the athletes, officials, press and at the onsite restaurants will be certified as sustainable.

Rupert Howes, Chief Executive of the MSC, said "This partnership provides a great opportunity to promote and reward sustainable fisheries in Brazil. We will be working closely over the coming years with the State of Rio to encourage local fisheries into the third party assessment process and hope that fish and seafood caught from these and other fisheries that have met MSC's standard will be available for the 14 million meals that will be served during the Games."

Laurent Viguié, Brazil Manager for ASC and MSC, said: "The Rio 2016 Olympic Organising Committee recognizes a common vision with the MSC and ASC to conserve, protect, enhance and support natural resources, including biological diversity worldwide, and to support efforts to source and supply responsibly farmed and sustainable wild caught seafood for the 2016 Games."

Why not take a look at the video on our YouTube channel about the Rio Olympic Games.

To learn more about the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, take a look at their website.

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