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Slow Fish Closes With An Eat-In – The Zero Waste Social Dinner That Encapsulates Slow Food

It’s hard to describe the beauty of the Eat-In. The shared joy, the instant connections, the wealth of flavors. A regular part of the program at Slow Food events since 2010, the Eat-In is organized by students of the University of Gastronomic Sciences in open, public spaces, where food that would otherwise have gone to waste is transformed into a delicious buffet.

To Help a Brother In Need

The opening words of Slow Fish first-timer, Tero Mustonen, of the Snowchange Cooperative, immediately filled the Fish Community room with passion and determination. Located in North Karelia in Finland, the Snowchange Coop was established in 2000 as a community driven, non-profit group dedicated to fighting the impacts of climate change on fishing practices.

A Slow but Virtuous Path

If we continue this way, there will be more plastic in oceans than fish by 2050. Here's why each of our choices makes a big difference: we would be deciding between a complete disaster and a slow but virtuous path towards sustainability.

Charfia: Palm Labyrinths of Kerkennah

The Kerkennah islands are a small archipelago off the coast of Tunisia, in the Gulf of Gabès, with a population of just 15,000 people. Here, a small group of fisherman catch their food using an ancient and unusual method, known as the charfia. Traditional fishers of Kerkennah recounted their story at Slow Fish, as part of the meetings with fishing communities.

Vjosa: The Blue Heart of Europe

The Vjosa River in Albania the last of Europe’s great wild rivers, known for its rich biodiversity, rare fish species and deep canyons. In some areas, it reaches over two kilometers in width. It’s is an ideal habitat for migratory birds and spawning fish,but the nourishment its biodiversity provides to the local community is endangered due to hydroelectric projects in the basin.

Morocco: Where traditional fishing is a thread binding communities

In Sidi Bounouar, little village along the south-western Atlantic coast of Morocco, most of the population is employed in artisanal fishing, shellfishing and agriculture. Around 80 families totalling around 380 people make a living from these activities.

Planet Earth is Blue

What is the problem to end all problems? At the conference on the second day of Slow Fish, Roberto Danovaro, president of the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples, had no doubts on the answer: climate change, a topic that currently seems to be catching the imagination of scientific research - more than politics and people who normally take little interest in questions in which they are unable to establish an immediate relationship between cause and effect.

Ishikawa, Japan: New Eyes to Strengthen Local Fisheries

The Ishikawa Prefecture on the western coast of Japan is a peculiar biodiversity hotspot which hosts ancient preservation and fermentation techniques, some of which still not completely understood by scientists. However, they will likely die out if new generations don’t take over.

Discovering Genoa: A Five Tip Guide

Genoa is an often overlooked city, the “third” member of Italy’s industrial triangle. Yet “La Superba” (The Proud One) is steeped in history, and for hundreds of years it was one of the great Maritime Republics, with colonies stretching from Corsica to the Crimea. Its glorious past has contributed to the formation of the modern world, not least by being the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, and its signature sauce, pesto, is famous across the globe.