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 | 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
United States | 02/07/2009 | Supermarkets ranked on sustainable seafood
Spain | 30/06/2009 | EU subsidies build overcapacity among fishing fleets with consequent depletion of valuable fish stocks,...
Australia | 08/06/2009 | Overfishing practices found to cause imbalance in marine ecosystems, allowing the rapid increase of jellyfish...
United Kingdom | 28/04/2009 | Call for 20 year fishing ban in a third of the world’s oceans through the creation of more Marine Protected...
Italy | 15/04/2009 | Fourth Edition of the Event Dedicated to the World of Fishing - Genoa, Italy April 17-20