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London institutions switch to sustainable fish

11-Jan-2011

The UK capital is chasing after the title of World’s First Sustainable Fish City, with organisations, restaurants, universities, tourist attractions and food service firms pledging to use only sustainable fish in future.

The organisers of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games already announced they would use sustainable fish in 2009, and the example was followed by the Greater London Authority last month. This means London’s police, transport workers, the fire brigade and GLA staff will be served sustainable fish.

The aim is for London’s boroughs and large food businesses, including fish suppliers, to serve sustainable fish by 2012.

Rosie Boycott, Chair of London Food [1], said: “Taking a sustainable approach to fish is critical to the food security of our city,' said Rosie Boycott. 'It is shocking to think that within our lifetimes, we could lose some of our favourite species from the seas forever. Everyone who buys food in London, whether as a consumer or a food business, can help secure a sustainable fish future.”

More details are available at http://www.sustainweb.org/pdf/11/Sustainable_Fish_City_Pledge_1.pdf

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