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The Manchester campaign needs your help! If you are a food-serving business in Manchester, please sign the pledge and help your city to become a Sustainable Fish City, or contact Manchester Sustainable Fish City Working Party on for more information.

The following food-serving organisations in Manchester 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

Manchester Fayre
Manchester Fayre provides the catering service for the majority of primary and secondary schools within Manchester city and serves over 4 million meals a year to its hungry pupils. The reputation of Manchester Fayre for quality and nutritious food continues to grow with an average of 89% school meals uptake in 2014/15; above the government’s target of 87% and the national average of 74%. Manchester Fayre will now add sustainable fish to its sourcing criteria.

Brookburn Primary School
Brookburn Primary is a large community school with nearly 500 pupils  in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. It aims to create ‘an inclusive learning environment with high expectations for all’. The school has an allotment, and a team of eco buddies that litterpick and monitor recycling and resource use. They have been awarded ‘ecoschool’ status, and pupils visit local farms to help understand where their food comes from.

The Cooperative Academy of Manchester
The Cooperative Academy of Manchester opened in 2010 and has built a reputation for its business-focussed ethos. Signing the Sustainable Fish Cities pledge ensures its 650 students will be served only demonstrably sustainably sourced fish, affirming the Academy’s commitment to sustainability.

Withington Girls' School
Withington Girls' School is an independent secondary day school in Fallowfield, Manchester. The school has about 650 pupils and runs a number of impressive environmental initiatives: The school has an ‘Eco Warriors’ Group which runs a green week each year, it has been awarded Eco School status, and the junior school has a green wildflower roof. The catering team have now adopted a sustainable fish policy for all the meals served.



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Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) was established in 1970 as Manchester Polytecnic though has its roots in the Manchester Mechanics' Institution (1824) and the Manchester School of Design (1838). It retains specialisms in art, design, science and engineering. MMU is one of the largest universities in the UK by student numbers, with over 32,000 students, and is the second most popular by volume of applicants, receiving approximately 52,000 applications every year. MMU counts Steve Coogan and Jenny Éclair amongst its alumni.

The Manchester College
The Manchester College is the largest further education college in the UK and the number one provider of 16-19 and adult education in Greater Manchester. Spread over at least 18 campuses across Manchester, the college serves in the region of 450,000 meals per year. The college has two fully operational training restaurants, in which training chefs serve AA College Rosette quality food to students and the public.

The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is one of the largest in the country, with over 38,000 students and 3800 staff. It is also one of the best-renowned, ranked 5th in the UK, and counting Marie Stopes, Alan Turning and Brian Cox amongst its alumni. The University run a car share scheme and have an online carbon-counting tool called 'net positive'. On food, they offer 50% off vegetarian food on a Monday, give a discount for using reusable cups, and are a Fairtrade accredited University.



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Restaurants and iconic businesses

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