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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

 
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...

 
Jean Noël Yvon
Jean Noël Yvon
France | Bretagne
Jean-Noël Yvon, an oyster farmer belonging to the Natural Oysters Predisium, tells us about his 30-year relationship...

 
 

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The Myth of the Tragedy of the Commons
The Myth of the Tragedy of the Commons
10/11/14

One of the recurring themes during the discussions in the Slow Fish space at the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre (October 23-27, 2014) was the commons: natural resources like land, air and water that belong to society as a whole rather than being privately owned. 


 

Slow Fish in Action

Slow Food in Action
Building new alliances
Barbara Rodenburg Geertsema, fisher from the Waddensea Presidia, tells us about the role of chefs...
 
Salt Producers Without Borders
The Mauritanian women needed one ingredient to make their mullet botargo a 100% local product:...
 
Slow Fish | Partners Lighthouse Foundation.Fondation Slow Food pour la Biodiversité
 
 
 

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