The Cardiff campaign is coordinated by the Cardiff Food Council, and they need your help! If you are a food-serving business in Cardiff, please sign the pledge and help your city to become the world’s first Sustainable Fish City, or contact Katie.Palmer2@wales.nhs.uk for more information.
The following food-serving organisations in Cardiff have signed the Sustainable Fish City pledge for their fish buying, also promising to promote sustainable fish to their staff and customers.
Local authorities and Schools
City of Cardiff Council School Catering
City of Cardiff catering service provides school meals for 120 primary, secondary and special schools in Cardiff. They serve Marine Stewardship Council certified fish, and were one of the first local authorities to achieve MSC Certification for their school meals. They use the MSC ecolabel on menus so pupils and parents can clearly see the sustainable fish on offer.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is responsible for managing all aspects of NHS healthcare in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan area, with seventeen health centres including nine major hospitals. One of the largest health boards in the UK, it manages a huge volume of food services for patients, staff and visitors.
All NHS hospitals in Wales now serve sustainable fish thanks to a pledge by NHS Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP), which manages procurement on behalf of Welsh hospitals - an estimated 850,000 meals per year. They serve only sustainable fish such as hoki, cod, mackerel and wild caught salmon, and have completely removed fish which is considered ‘Fish to Avoid’ by the Marine Conservation Society.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff Metropolitan University operates from two campuses: Llandaff in North Cardiff and Cyncoed campus to the north-east of the city. The University has over 12,000 students and is home to the Food Industry Centre, the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, and the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research. The University has a sustainable food policy that includes using free range eggs, local milk and meat, and now serving only fish which meets the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge standards.
Cardiff is one of the UK's top Universities, and also one of the largest, with over 27,000 students. The university offers catering for student accommodation, as well as hospitality, event catering and staff dining. The University has achieved the Bronze Food for Life award and serves Fairtrade produce.
The University of South Wales
The University of South Wales was formed in 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. With 31,000 students and 3,800 staff, the university is the 6th largest in the UK and the largest in Wales. The University has achieved the Food For Life Bronze award for their catering and serves Fairtrade produce. The University also provides bat boxes, bird boxes and insect hotels to encourage wildlife on campus
WRAP Cymru work with businesses and individuals to help them reap the benefits of reducing waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way. They have pledged the ensure that any catering procured will serve only sustainable fish.
Restaurants & Iconic businesses
Keith the Fish
Keith the Fish is an independent fishmonger and expert on seafood, based on his own stall in Charles Street, Cardiff. Famous locally for fresh fish, Keith because Cardiff's first iconic pledgee in July 2014, and is committed to promoting and educating his customers about sustainable fish.
Good ethics should be part of everyday business. Many restaurants and caterers in this are helping to protect our precious marine resources. They should get rightful recognition and inspire others to do the same.