Andre Standing, based in Kenya, is an advisor to the Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements. He was a guest at Slow Fish 2019 in the Fishers’ House, the network meetings where members of the Slow Fish community compared their respective situations, objectives and strategies. Under particular scrutiny in Standing’s testimony was the difference between the ideas of “Blue Growth” and the “Blue Commons”, which we discussed at length in a further interview.
Concern for the sustainability of seafood has increased globally. Different forms of governance have arisen from this concern, from market-based approaches to social movements. Simon Bush of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, co-author of the recently published book “Governing Sustainable Seafood,” was invited to Slow Fish 2019 to share his thoughts on fisheries and aquaculture certification.
The University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG) hosted a number of excellent presentations, workshops, and tastings during the four days of Slow Fish in Genova, including a session on rethinking food waste. UNISG is one of the institutions participating in Life Foster, a project co-financed by the EU Commission LIFE Programme and led by ENAIP NET, the Italian network for vocational and educational training.