At the Slow Fish Marketplace, it will be possible to meet the producers and fishermen behind the Slow Food Presidia products from the sea.
Among them are the small-scale fishermen from the Orbetello Lagoon, who produce bottarga di cefalo (a traditional preserve of salted mullet eggs), breed sea bass and sea bream to preserve stocks. They manage a small restaurant on the lagoon shore where they serve fresh fish caught daily, and for some years they have also been offering a fishing tourism service. There will also be the Wadden Sea traditional fishers – the last to practice fixed fishing rather than mobile, working with a limited number of marine species.
Slow Food Presidia sustain quality production at risk of extinction, protect unique regions and ecosystems, recover traditional processing methods, safeguard native breeds and local plant varieties. Worldwide, there are currently 26 Presidia products that are related to fish and seafood.