Slow Food

Slow Fish Huge Success

Italy - 07 Jun 04

Genoa was filled with fish enthusiasts durino the weekend of June 4-7. They came to visit the Sapore di Mare (Taste of the Sea) exhibition, comprising three sustainable fishing events at the Fiera di Genova.

Slow Fish was one of the three. Organized by Slow Food and focusing on sustainable fishing and quality aquaculture, it featured Taste Workshops, a Great Fish Market, Theaters of Taste, lectures with experts and much, much more.

A few facts and figures:
21,000 visitors
1,800 spectators at the Theaters of Taste
1,750 people at the ‘On the Knowledge Trail’ lectures
340 children involved in educational activities
5,900 portions of Neapolitan fried fish served
2,100 kg of fish sold
600 kg of Portonovo wild mussels, a Slow Food Presidium, served

“Fishing is an important part of our reality, strategic for our future food supply and the environment; but it is also a sector in crisis that urgently needs constructive proposals that come from the whole line of production and fishing institutions,” said Carlo Petrini. “We are trying to transmit to the public a new sensibility towards this sector, defining guidelines for the future with the help of experts. After Slow Fish, fishing will become a central theme for Slow Food, which has already begun to undertake responsibility over the past few years with numerous seafood Presidia.”