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Slow Fish, Genoa June 4-7, 2004


Italy - 11 May 04

Slow Fish, will premiere in Genoa from June 4-7. Organized by Slow Food, this is the first international event dedicated to the world of seafood and the problems it presents in the modern day, and will become an important biennial engagement in the Slow Food calendar.

The Ligurian port town of Genoa will host the event, comparable to a small scale Salone del Gusto with a focus on seafood.

Slow Fish is part of a larger event, Sapore di Mare, organized by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and the Liguria Regional Authority and will consist of three distinct sections: Fishingprof, an international exhibition of fishing and aquaculture with a display of relevant equipment; Arte d’aMare, the marine world through music, theater and literature; and Slow Fish, the oceans explored through the lens of gastronomy.

Slow Fish is an autonomous part of Sapore di Mare and will be organized according to the eco-gastronomic principles of Slow Food: not simply a food fair or industry convention, it is designed to arouse general interest in the world of food and draw attention to the cultural side of gastronomy.

After the success of the biennial Salone del Gusto (showcasing all types of quality artisan foods) and Cheese (dedicated to cheese from all around the world), Slow Food has created an event to focus on the whole marine environment, including the craftsmen, traditions and gastronomic heritage attached to it.

As always, Slow Food aims to propose concrete solutions. At Slow Fish, we will focus on three such solutions: utilizing less noble fish, species that taste excellent but are not highly commercialized due to their smaller size or the extra time and care needed to prepare them, traditional small-scale fishing techniques and ecologically sustainable high quality aquaculture.

A complete press pack (in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish) is available in English for download in the Press Office section of the Slow Fish website
http://www.slowfish.it/welcome_en.lasso

In it you will find all the information you need to get a clear idea of Slow Fish and the context in which it was developed:
a program of the main events;
information on what Slow Food is doing to halt the loss of biodiversity, including our tailored Sea Presidia projects to protect endangered sea creatures that have a gastronomic culture associated with them;
information on the troubled state of our oceans around the world, with special attention to sustainable and unsustainable fishing methods and facts and figures about Slow Fish.

You will also find a journalist accreditation form for participation at Slow Fish.

We hope to see you there.

Slow Food Press Office
Valter Musso, Alessandra Abbona, Paola Nano phone + 39 0172 419615 /666 /645, fax +39 0172 421293
e-mail v.musso@slowfood.it
s.abbona@slowfood.it
p.nano@slowfood.it
Secretary: Francesca Barengo phone +39 0172 419653
f.barengo@slowfood.it
www.slowfood.it / .com - www.slowfish.it/welcome_en.lasso