Fish: It’s a slippery issue. Hidden underwater, our marine resources are not easy to study or understand. What state are our seas in? What fish species are on the verge of extinction? Can we influence the market? Should we stop eating fish?
Just when we think land is in sight, we find ourselves out in the open sea again, unsure how to proceed, buffeted by contradictory advice, apocalyptic scenarios and a confusion of expert opinions, no longer sure what’s allowable or even safe to eat.
But if we stubbornly make the effort to investigate the subject, we can see strong currents of thought starting to form. Slow Food has been working in the field of sustainable fish for many years, raising awareness among seafood-lovers through the biennial Slow Fish fair in Genoa and developing projects to support responsible artisanal fishing communities.
The Slow Fish website reflects Slow Food’s journey and offers pathways through this complex topic for anyone who wants to learn how to use common sense, curiosity and appetite to make choices that are conscious, delicious and responsible.
Italy | 27/04/2011 | The top floor of Istanbul’s Marmara Pera hotel, with views out from Beyoğlu over the Golden Horn and Topkapi,...
United States | 20/04/2011 | Community Supported Fisheries closing the gap between fishers and fish lovers.
Slovenia | 14/04/2011 | Slow Fish is back at the Genoa Fiera (Italy) from May 27 to 30, the fifth biannual international event...
Turkey | 12/04/2011 | At the frontline of fish consumptions habits, an increasing numbers of chefs are leading diners towards more...
Italy | 11/04/2011 | Slow Food’s fifth biennial Slow Fish event to be held in May celebrates the people of the sea
United Kingdom | 31/03/2011 | SLOW Fish 2011 is back at the Genoa Fair from May 27 to 30, with the theme Small-Scale Fishers: a Threatened...
Italy | 16/03/2011 | Discover the sustainable fish event at www.slowfish.it
Italy | 11/02/2011 | Marine biologist and President of the Slow Fish scientific committee Silvio Greco speaks about current fish...
United Kingdom | 19/01/2011 | British celeb chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall makes a stink about wasteful European fishing laws.
Macedonia | 10/12/2010 | Communities promote small-scale fisheries in their celebrations of ‘eating locally’ on Terra Madre Day
Italy | 23/10/2010 | Discussing sustainable seafood and the Slow Fish campaign at Terra Madre
United States | 26/09/2010 | The Food and Drug Administration considers approving the first genetically engineered animal for human...
United Kingdom | 22/06/2010 | They take five years to grow, can be wiped out by cold or parasites and cost a fortune but the recession has...
Turkey | 02/06/2010 | Slow Food Istanbul organizes the "Don't Let the Lüfer Go Extinct!" campaign to protect one of their city’s...
Mexico | 04/05/2010 | Gulf of Mexico catastrophe sparks new fears for Atlantic bluefin stocks
Chile | 02/04/2010 | A fundraising campaign to assist Slow Food Presidia producers recover after the earthquake
France | 04/02/2010 | France announces their support for trade ban on blufin tune caught in the Mediterranean and Atlantic.
France | 21/01/2010 | Top chefs ban endangered bluefin tuna from menus
France | 27/07/2009 | UK and France join Monaco to push for an international ban on bluefin tuna.
United Kingdom | 22/07/2009 | A restaurant-led initiative linking sustainable fisherman with chefs takes off in Britain