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Slow Fish - Good, Clean and Fair Fish

A Slow Food Campaign

Understanding the Oceans

Fish: It’s a slippery issue. Hidden underwater, our marine resources are not easy to study or understand. What state are our seas in? What fish species are on the verge of extinction? Can we influence the market? Should we stop eating fish? Is there a future for small-scale fishers?


Just when we think land is in sight, we find ourselves out in the open sea again, unsure how to proceed, buffeted by contradictory advice, apocalyptic scenarios and a confusion of expert opinions, no longer sure what matters and what doesn't, what’s allowable or even safe to eat.


But if we stubbornly make the effort to investigate the subject, we can see strong currents of thought starting to form. Slow Food has been working in the field of sustainable fish for many years, raising awareness among seafood-lovers through the biennial Slow Fish fair in Genoa and developing projects to support responsible artisanal fishing communities. Our network’s members organize local initiatives all around the world.


This website reflects Slow Food’s journey and offers pathways through this complex topic for anyone who wants to learn how to use common sense, curiosity and appetite to make choices that are conscious, delicious and responsible. 


Fishing Heroes

Dennis Johnston
Dennis Johnston
Canada | Nova Scotia
Most chefs have a business owner, a direction, and a concept. But when Dennis Johnston and his wife Monica started Fid...

Jorge Limón
Jorge Limón
Spain | Catalunya
"I'm originally from Vilassar de Mar, a small fishing village along the Maresme coast, 30 kilometers from Barcelona. I...

Padi Anderson
Padi Anderson
United States | New Hampshire
In February 2012, New Hampshire fisherwoman Padi Anderson's husband, Mike, was out trawling for scallops when he...


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Just Dont Buy It!
Just Dont Buy It!

Alexandra Morton, a marine biologist from British Columbia, Canada, tells us about her fight against salmon farms.


Slow Fish in Action

Slow Food in Action
Slow Fish Med and the Power of Plankton
During the conference-tasting event held on January 27 2014, the central theme of which was...
A testimonial from a fisher from Waddensea
Barbara Rodenburg, from the Wadden Sea Traditional Fishermen Presidia, gives a Ted talk about the...
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