MONTREAL — Montreal’s McGill University has been recognized by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for serving sustainable seafood at its on-campus dining halls.
“McGill University is known around the world for its academic excellence and thought leadership, and, with students coming from 150 countries, adopting the global Marine Stewardship Council program will send a powerful message about the importance of seafood sustainability,” said Kerry Coughlin, regional director of MSC Americas.
It was part of a School of Environment studies class project to earn the Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification. Now, the school’s four dining halls serve only sustainable seafood such as MSC-certified Alaska Pacific cod, Northern shrimp, Alaska flatfish, and MSC-certified species, which account for 40 per cent of the seafood served.
The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization that ensures MSC-labelled seafood comes from and can be traced to a sustainable fishery.