From the initial application: McGill Food and Dining Services began to change their seafood purchasing practices about two years ago, after an MSE applied student research group (ENVR 401) approached them and offered to research feasible alternatives for MFDS’s seafood sourcing.
[swf file="https://www.youtube.com/v/HOeQ_YDenqE?hl=en_US&version=3" height="281" width="500" action="//www.mcgill.ca/sustainability/swftools_swf_display_direct"]
They suggested a few different sustainable seafood certifications and criteria, including the Marine Stewardship Certification. Since then, MFDS has shifted to only purchasing seafood with recommended criteria. We would now like to complete the process, by receiving the Marine Stewardship Certification. This certification officially signifies that MFDS supports and rewards sustainable fisheries, sustainable seafood companies, scientists, and conservation groups. If MSC certified, McGill will be the first Canadian School to have achieved this.
Find more information on the MFDS Marine Stewardship Certification!
Email the project leader, oliver [dot] devolpi [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Oliver de Volpi)
Learn more about the Marine Stewardship Council