Chinese aquaculture and the plight of African fishers

Known as Nam Lolwe, Nalubaale or Nyanza by the people who live around it, the largest lake in Africa is more commonly called Lake Victoria, a lasting echo of British colonial toponymy. Nowadays, a new form of colonialism casts a long shadow across the water, as Chinese aquaculture imports destroy the livelihoods of local fishers. In an article for the BBC, Andrea Dijkstra writes how boxes of farmed tilapia fish which have traveled more than 8000 km and are “more than two years old” now dominate the market in Kisumu, Kenya. The suffering lake Catches in Lake Victoria have been shrinking for decades due to overfishing, and the introduction of non-native fish such as the Nile perch has only made matters worse for the endemic species. This has resulted in a massive loss of biodiversity—hundreds of species gone forever, hundreds more at risk of extinction—and biomass, while human populations around […]

Presenting Slow Fish 2019 in Genoa

Today in Genoa, Italy, Slow Food and the Region of Liguria presented the ninth edition of Slow Fish—the international event dedicated to sustainable seafood and marine ecosystems —which will be held in Genoa’s Porto Antico, Italy, from May 9 to 12, 2019.

The Sea: A Common Good

Slow Fish 2019. The ninth edition of the event, entitled “The Sea: A Common Good,” aims at highlighting the good practices that we can follow in order to take care of this shared resource.

Three Snails: A Year of Slow Food Events

Slow Fish in Genoa, Slow Food Nations in Denver and Cheese in Bra. Three international Slow Food events—with some ticketed activities—open to people of all ages, with a particular emphasis on younger generations.

Slow Fish 2017 Closes With An Eat-In – The Zero Waste Social Dinner

Slow Fish 2017 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. Perhaps no other event embodies the Slow Food philosophy so vividly, and it was the perfect way to close out Slow Fish 2017. At the Porto Antico in Genoa, Italy we caught up with one of the organizers, Mara Petruzzelli, to get her take on what the Eat-In means. “The objective is to feed as many people as possible all at the same time, especially people that perhaps don’t know each […]