A day for the conservation of the mangrove ecosystem and the life around them
Each July 26, we celebrate the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2015; a day dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of mangroves as “a unique, special, and vulnerable ecosystem” and promote solutions for their management, conservation, and sustainable uses. Mangroves are rare …
A Caribbean Bounty: Providencia Island’s Black Crabs
Providencia and Santa Catalina are home to an unusual species that typifies these small Caribbean islands: the black land crab (Gecarcinus ruricola), which has a dark shell, red legs and an extraordinary flavor. The crabs once lived across the whole archipelago and were integral to the local diet and economy as well as to the …
Three Snails: A Year of Slow Food Events
Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples in Danger
During Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018, indigenous delegates from the Slow Fish network came together to discuss the various effects that climate change is already having on indigenous fishing communities all over the world. Panelists spoke about the challenges that their communities face and the progress that they’ve made.
Queens of the sea: Women in fishing
Fishing is traditionally a male activity—or at least, it is perceived to be—but women also play a crucial role in many fishing cultures. In this Forum, nine women (fishers, fishmongers, processors, chefs, etc.) came together to talk about their skills, knowledge, and experiences in the seemingly male-dominated world of fishing. Claudia Orlandini, of the LIFE …
Taste Your Caribbean: Caribbean Raizal Taste
Slow Fish Caribe is a project funded by the European Union and implemented in the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia, and Santa Catalina, where the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve is located, and on the Mexican coast of Quintana Roo, where the Sian Ka’an and Banco Chichorro Biosphere Reserves can be found.
Artisanal Fishing and Responsible Cooking on Both Sides of the Mediterranean
Bizerte in Tunisia, will host the first event to bring together artisanal fishing communities from Egypt, Italy, Morocco, and Tunisia. The first edition of Slow Fish: Artisanal Fishing and Maghreb and Mediterranean Cuisine will take place in the Old Port of Bizerte (Tunisia) on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The event, organized by Slow Food and …