Food communities among the Slow Fish network will be presenting their stories and experiences at the Marketplace and throughout the event.
The members of these food communities are men and women that represent a responsible fishing model, safeguarding fish species and the well-being of communities. Among them will be the fishermen and fisherwomen from the Muisne Island in Ecuador, who struggle against the destruction of mangrove forests by multinationals who aim to transform this rich, natural and fragile habitat into an intensive shrimp aquaculture site.
Worldwide, there are 100 food communities working with fish, seafood and its derivatives. The communities represent diverse systems of artisanal fishing, a sector that employs more than 12 million people and has a minimal impact on the environment compared to industrial fishing systems.