A gathering of fisherfolk, fishmongers, chefs, advocates and seafood lovers!
From March 18 to 27 Slow Food USA will virtually gather a collective of folks in and around the seafood supply chain—fish harvesters, experts, and enthusiasts—from across North America and around the world working to create more direct and equitable seafood systems. The goal of the Slow Fish Virtual Gathering is to grow the Slow Fish community, empower Slow Fish advocates and leaders, engage with Slow Food chapters and like-minded organizations, educate the public and inspire seafood eaters.
On each of the event’s six days, a Deep Dive discussion will address critical issues such as the seafood supply chain as it relates to harvesters, distributors and chefs; the role of Indigenous communities in supporting ancestral food systems and their access to food sources; aquaculture, ocean grabbing and the pressure of climate change on our resources; and strategies to protect the biodiversity and culture of our waterways. The event will offer ways to connect, collaborate, and celebrate Slow Fish through World Café roundtables, a Marketplace of Ideas, music, poetry, and film!
The International Slow Fish campaign promotes small-scale fishing and responsible fish consumption while working to inform people about the richness and fragility of the marine world so that consumers can make more informed and expansive choices that go beyond the most popular – and often overfished – species. The campaign invites consumers, chefs, academics and fishers to find local solutions that support better management of the ocean’s many species. Slow Food has been working in the field of sustainable fishing for several years, with a biennial Slow Fish event in Genoa, Italy, and local initiatives occurring all over the world and projects supporting responsible fishing communities. Meetings of the Slow Fish network are held at the global, regional and local levels and promote the exchange of knowledge and networking as valid tools for seeking local solutions that can have a global impact.