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Slow Fisch

Germany - 03 Nov 11

The Slow Food Fisch Fair is a showcase of good and sustainable products - all producers offer solely sustainable and high quality products that are free from additives. At the same time, the fair is a place of encounter and exchange of knowledge and opinions on sustainable approaches to producing our food. Some of the highlights of Slow Fisch will be lectures on fishing, regional networking, health, taste education and the role of critical consumers as co-producers. During the fair there will be the first network meeting of small sustainable fishers, from littoral states of the Northern and Baltic Sea. Bremen, as place for exchange on sustainable produced food from sea and coast, offers the ideal environment for this important event. In this way, the north of Europe is taking part in Slow Fish, the Slow Food's international campaign on sustainable fishing. The aim of the meeting is to look for solutions for the survival of artisanal fishery and to create an interregional network, which gives a voice to small fisheries on a transnational level. Participants from Germany, Finland, Ireland, Norway, and the United Kingdom, together with delegates from Slow Food and other organizations, will discuss local marketing strategies, consumer education and policy making as well as the European fishery policy. Speakers will include Dr. Nina Wolff, expert on marine conservation of the Deutsche Umwelthilfe (German environment help) and coordinator of OCEAN2012 in Germany, as well as delegates of Lighthouse Foundation and the Church Development Service. Also Carlo Petrini, founder and international president of Slow Food, will participate in the discussion. Petrini will renew his promise to support small fishers and will assure the support through the Terra Madre network. Young people will also take a central role. Delegates of the Youth Food Movement in Germany and the Netherlands will come together to inform and discuss the future of food production. One of the major points will be the common fishery and agriculture policies of the EU. "The political decisions of today, i.e. the Common Fishery Policy of the European Union, are of great interest for us. We want to participate in the discussion, since it is on our future" says Nadja Flohr-Spence from the Youth Food Movement Germany. The Campaign of the Youth Food Movement on a sustainable EU- Agriculture policy, with the name "CAP 2013 - Food for Change" will be launched this spring beginning in the Netherlands and Germany. The young activists will meet in Bremen for workshops, discussions and a cooking activity, which is organized together with the Sustainability Workgroup of the University of Bremen and students from the University of Münster. Slow Food Germany Contact: Anke Klitzing Tel: 0049 30 609886761 - 0049 170 1430097 - a.klitzing@slowfood.de


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