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Slow Fish in Action

Slow Fish: The Biennial Event in Genoa, Italy

Our movement has been raising public awareness about the issue of sustainable fish in the Mediterranean for many years, and organizes the Slow Fish event since 2005. This unique fair is held every two years in Genoa and attracts over 50,000 visitors. It aims to promote good practices for the responsible consumption of high-quality fish and seafood.


Slow Fish is:



  • An opportunity to meet the fishing communities and fishmongers who provide us with good, clean and fair fish.
  • Discussions and workshops offering an in-depth look at artisanal fishing and aquaculture.
  • A chance to taste fish and seafood products of the highest quality.
  • Taste Workshops for children and adults.
  • Classes on cooking sustainable fish, particularly underused species.
  • An information campaign on what "good, clean and fair fish" means in the Mediterranean and shopping tips.
  • Film screenings and exhibitions.
  • 55,000 visitors in 2009.
  • Media attention from around the world, with hundreds of articles in the international press.


To address the main issues relating to the Metiterranean and for the organizaton of the Slow Fish event, Slow Food Italy has created a scientific committee. The group is composed of: Silvio Greco, Director of Research at ISPRA and President of the Committee, Franco Andaloro, Director of Research at ISPRA, Angelo Cau, Lecturer of Marine Biology at the University of Cagliari, Stefano Cataudella, Lecturer in Applied Ecology and Fishing and Aquaculture Biology at the University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Silvano Focardi, Chancellor of the University of Siena, Ettore Ianì, National President of LegaPesca, Stefano Masini, Head of Environment and Land at Coldiretti, Franco Ottaviani, Lecturer of Food Microbiology at the University of Torino, and Chedly Rais, President of Okianos, Tunisia.




In this section, we'll be celebrating all the men and women in our networks: fishermen and fisherwomen, fish farmers, cooks, consumers, journalists, educators, volunteers, convivium members and many more, who are all taking big or small steps towards producing and consuming fish responsibly.

To tell us your story, write to:

Slow Fish | Partners Lighthouse Foundation.Fondation Slow Food pour la Biodiversité

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