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Slow Fish Report: On Value Chains, the Privatization of the Seas, and the Food Movement
David Beriss (University of New Orleans) recently participated in the event Slow Fish 2016: Gateway to the Americas, organised by Slow Food New Orleans in March. He shares his perception of the event...
Slow Fish goes to college!
Hooking the next generation:the Slow Fish USA network's experiences in stimulating student and University interest on fishery and ocean issues.
The Telltale Cod
Chef Evan Mallets, of New Hampshire, believes every community on our planet needs to wake up to a seafood crisis. Here's why...
Response to the Quick Guide to Aquaculture
Magnus Johnson and John Volpe criticize the one-sided view developed in Lucas’ overly positive paper on aquaculture, reminding us that industrial-scale use of chemicals, waste products and lack of regulatory oversight undermine both environmental and human health.
Tampering with our Future
Anne Mosness is a long-time commercial fisherwoman, a Food and Society Policy Fellow, a relentless advocate for wild salmon. Here's her analysis of the recent approval of GE Salmon by the FDA.
FDA Rubber Stamps Genetically Modified Frankenfish
Colles Stowell gives us his view on the FDA approval of the AquAdvantage salmon created by Massachusetts-based AquaBounty, deemed to be safe to eat, and which does not require specific labeling...
We Feed The Planet Looks to the Oceans
During the gathering, the ocean also took center stage, as the subject of the conference Stealing our Oceans - Ocean Grabbing and How to Fight It...
A Sustainable Fishing Model is Possible: Lessons from Galicia
A participatory management model, a fishing system decided in accordance with the institutions, associations and the individual fishers themselves might seem unrealistic. Yet...
Commons and freedom
An interview of David Bollier, independent researcher on the "commons", a concept which attempts to outline a practical alternative to market and top down control approaches, whilst stressing the importance of cooperation and sharing...
Honduras privatizes its 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...
Red Sluge Affair: It's Not Over Yet!
For the past 50 years an Alumina plant in Gardanne that belongs to the Pechiney Company has dumped between 20 and 30 million tons of radioactive red sludge in the sea. Today the industry is requesting authorization to dump an estimated 270m3/h of residual water over the next 30 years. Fishermen blow the whistle...
Sea For Yourself
During Slow Fish 2015, the conference, "Mare Nostrum: Immigrant Communities Tell Their Tales" was a chance to exchange experiences and learn from one another, as it so often happens when comparing cultures.
Turning the Tide of Transparency
Small-scale fishermen discuss how to restore trust and become pro-active in shaping their own future...
Fishing for Alternatives
During Slow Fish 2015, fishermen discussed how to safeguard their livelihoods by finding and creating alternative value chains, focusing on the quality of the fish, reconnecting consumers/citizens to food and food producers...
EU Fisheries policy and its impact on small-scale fishers
The impact of the European Fisheries Policy on small-scale fishers was discussed in Genoa as part of the event Slow Fish...
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