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Slow Fish @ Terra Madre 2012: Zero Draft of the FAO

Small scale fishing has caught the attention of the Food and Agriculture Organization, which has decided to write up a set of International guidelines for securing sustainable small scale fishing to be presented in 2014 to the governments of 191 countries. The Zero Draft was discussed by the Slow Fish network at Terra Madre.



Slow Fish @ Terra Madre 2012: The Value Chain

The value chain must work to recognize and respect the needs of the fishermen and workers who are all involved. The creation of distribution systems that are free from the large structures could be a solution to promote this.





Slow Fish @ Terra Madre 2012: Caught up in Terminology

When we talk about fishing rights, fishing communities or even sustainability, what are we talking about exactly? These are the questions that guided one of the workshops held at the space dedicated to the Slow Fish campaign during the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre.



Slow Fish @ Terra Madre 2012: The Fisher at the Center

How can we promote traditional fishing cultures while respecting their complexity? Slow Fish also tackles this issue because today fishers are increasingly at the center of a very lively debate, despite being entirely excluded from it.




slow Fish @ Terra Madre 2012: The Network

The Slow Fish network brings with it different languages and cultures, but also shared objectives. Passion unites the network members, who all have different backgrounds: fishers, chefs, marine biologists, journalists, students, anthropologists...



EU Votes for Stronger Shark Finning Ban

The campaign to strengthen the 2003 EU ban on shark finning, by getting rid of loopholes, has been supported by a European Parliament vote in favor of all sharks being landed with fins attached.



Defending Fleet Diversity

The New England Fishery Management Council took the historic step to preserve the unique character and diversity of the New England commercial fishery by prioritizing Amendment 18 to the groundfish fishery management plan.



Fishing Communities, Academics and Experts Gather at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2012

Sustainable fishing management and responsible fish consumption will be one of the topics to take centre stage at this year’s Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre.




Grinding Nemo: what's the real cost of your prawn curry?

A major new film by the Ecologist Film Unit, Link TV and Swedwatch reveals the tropical shrimp industry in Thailand exploits both people and the environment.




Fishermen, the Earth and the Sea: rights and responsibilities

Written in 2001 and published in the journal Economics and Humanism, this article by Alain Le Sann of the Fishermen and Development Collective is surprising for its topicality and offers a comprehensive and nuanced analysis of the situation that fishermen face the world over.




Linking health and sustainability

When ordering seafood, the options are many and so are some of the things you might consider in what you order. Is your fish healthy? Is it safe? Is it harvested responsibly? A group of researchers have found a simple rule of thumb applies.



Denomination: Juan Fernández

The fishers of spiny lobster and golden crab on the Pacific island of Robinson Crusoe, Slow Food Presidium since 2005, have received a Denomination of Origin for their products...




Small-scale fishing? Or artisanal fishing?

Reacting to what it sees as an oversimplification of the issue, the Collectif Pêche et Développement organization brings us an interesting analisis on the definition of small-scale fisheries, as well as the consequences such a definition might lead to.






Factory-Fed Fish: Monsanto and Cargill's Plan for the Ocean

Recent article of Common Dreams describes how agribusiness behemoths including Monsanto and Cargill are set to cash in big from industrial fish farming or "aquaculture" as the soy industry spreads its reign to the seas, a new report from environmental and consumer watchdogs shows.




Boston Fish Party

Good news from the North Atlantic Marine Alliance: a 70+ year prohibition against locally-caught seafood at farmers markets ended.






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