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Slow Fish - Good, Clean and Fair Fish

A Slow Food Campaign

Understanding the Oceans

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? Is there a future for small-scale fishers?


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 matters and what doesn't, 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. Our network’s members organize local initiatives all around the world.


This 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. 


Fishing Heroes

Spencer Montgomery
Spencer Montgomery
United States | New Hampshire
Until recently, Spencer Montgomery knew nothing about seafood and fishermen. To him, fish meant the precut fillets his...

Russell Kingman
Russell Kingman
United States | Massachusetts
"Fishermen have a story that generally goes untold. The reason for this is because it's difficult to articulate those...

Dan Edwards
Dan Edwards
Canada | British Columbia
"I am a third generation fisherman, living in the small fishing community of Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver...


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Honduras privatizes it's fisheries
Honduras privatizes it's fisheries

Jorge Varela Márquez, Goldman Environmental Prize 1999, denounces the new fishing law of his country, which, after year of resistance by fishing communities, surrenders it's national sovereignty to transnational cooperations... 


Slow Fish in Action

Slow Food in Action
A Nation, a Fish, a Common Destiny
Ingrid Jarrett, Slow Food Thompson Okanagan convivium leader and life-long advocate for our food...
Slow Fish 2016 Gateway to the Americas
Slow Food New Orleans will host Slow Fish 2016: Gateway to the Americas, March 10-13, 2016 in New...
Slow Fish | Partners Lighthouse Foundation.Fondation Slow Food pour la Biodiversité

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