Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Though a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. It now boasts over 100,000 members in 153 countries.


Slow Food Auckland, formerly Slow Food Waitakere, is registered as a charitable entity. Registration Number: CC38263, please click here to read our Rules and Regulations

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Fish to eat and fish to leave in the sea

Photo by Alessandra Zecchini ©

Slow Fish returns this year over April 17-20, organized by Slow Food and the Region of Liguria, in Genoa (Italy). This fourth edition of the biennial international event dedicated entirely to the world of fishing and its problems, will be held in a unique location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea: the new pavilion of the Genoa Fair designed by architect Jean Nouvel. Slow Fish presents and discusses sustainable fishing and production, responsible fish consumption and the health of sea and fresh water ecosystems by involving a wide range of viewpoints - academics, researchers, members of fishing communities, representatives of public bodies and enthusiasts - in conferences, meetings, workshops and tasting sessions.

FARE’S FAIR
Fish to eat and fish to leave in the sea
A miniguide to combining pleasure and responsibility

It's up to you
For some time Slow Food has promoted aware but pleasurable ways of eating, because they have a significant effect on our quality of life and health of the planet. At the present time special attention needs to be focused on fish resources, because the situation facing our seas and various fish species is particularly critical. This guide aims to give some pointers on how to modify purchasing and consumption habits so we can help to turn things round.

How we consumers can make a difference
We would like to encourage people to think about their traditional purchasing behavior and the choices they can make to combine pleasure with greater responsibility when shopping. As consumers we have the power to influence the food market. And we don’t just make choices when shopping but also in places such as the restaurant or canteen.
We hope you enjoy following the suggestions in this guide, buon appetito!

Download here the pdf of the Guide we will present to the public during Slow Fish (Genoa, April 17-20):
http://www.slowfish.it/pdf/eng/mangiamoli_en_ok.pdf 

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