Italy’s Slow Fish Comes to New Orleans

A takeoff of the Slow Food movement, Italy’s Slow Fish is a similar style movement that looks to preserve the fragile balance between human fishing and marine and river ecosystems. Held every odd numbered year, the Slow Fish festival in Genoa celebrates small scale fishing operations as well as those chefs and restaurants that encourage species diversity.

This year, for the very first time, the Slow Fish festival is coming stateside with a special visit planned for New Orleans. The visit will highlight the threats independent Louisiana fishermen face, as well as highlight fishing operations throughout the nation.  

Learn more about the Slow Fish movement and planned festival here

Seafood Conference Swimming into NOLA

crabs

During Lent season, seafood starts flooding New Orleans, but next year, this city may kick it up a notch by playing host to an international gathering called Slow Fish.

As a project by Slow Food, a global food advocacy group, Slow Fish encourages the use of neglected species and supports small fisheries around the world. This movement coincides with the topics of sustainability and bringing awareness to habitat loss and industrialization. While biannual fairs have been held in Genoa, Italy, Slow Fish hopes to make a new home in NOLA.

it is planned for March 10-14 and will include a conference for fisherman, chefs, researchers and advocates. The details for Slow Fish are still in the works, but local organizers are participating in a bycatch seafood happy hour called Fish Tails & Cocktails on July 13 as the first event leading up to the conference. Read More