The Marine Fish Conservation Network always enjoys partnering with our friends and colleagues at Slow Food Nations. We had a delicious and informative time with our council member, Kevin Scribner, last year at Slow Fish 2017 in Denver, CO.
This year we are excited to promote Slow Fish 2018 in San Francisco, April 14-16, hosted by Slow Food San Francisco.
Slow Fish 2018 is part conference, part festival, and part seafood-stravaganza. It will feature three days of community fun, learning, and seafood deliciousness, as well as discussions, tastings, demonstrations and knowledge exchange about our salt-water heritage. Fishermen, scientists, chefs, students, and advocates from all across the continental North America and beyond will gather: all invested in truly sustainable seafood, ocean health and vitality, and growing awareness about our fishing communities.
Here is a lineup of some of the events:
- Seafood throw down, featuring one mystery seafood and two chefs
- Oyster Luge welcome reception for Slow Fish 2018 attendees, with oysters from Alaska to Baja, Mexico
On Sunday & Monday:
- Conference with panel discussions, keynote speakers, and more, with topics including Slow Fish 101, supporting fishing communities, growing young fishermen/aging of the fleet, ocean grabbing, challenges of women in the fishing industry, transparency and traceability
Additional events include (tickets available separately):
- We Are Bristol Bay Dinner: A celebration of Alaska’s wild salmon, its fishermen, and the campaign to protect Bristol Bay (Sunday night)
- A seafood-focused film screening with dinner and drinks (Monday night)
Slow Fish’s mission is to grow our community of fishermen and fishing families, scientists, chefs, and all people who are concerned about the vitality of the ocean, delicious seafood, and our economy, to better understand what makes seafood good, clean, and fair.
Slow Fish 2018 in San Francisco is part of a broader food movement, and a continuation of past Slow Fish gatherings in New Orleans in 2016 and at Slow Food Nations last July in Denver.
Like all Slow Food gatherings, the benefits of this event will include:
- Building community
- Sharing culture and knowledge
- Learning by sharing and working collaboratively
- Respecting and honoring seafood and the people who produce it
- Broadening our understanding of our food systems
- Supporting the local economy and fishing communities
We hope we will see you there!