EventsThursday 30 March 2017

Genoa: Slow Fish coming up in May

Slow Fish is an international event dedicated to fish and marine resources, combining the pleasure of eating with good fishing practices, scientific knowledge, taste education and the protection of biodiversity. It takes place at Genoa’s Porto Antico, from May 18-21 2017.


The motto of the 8th edition of Slow Fish is “we are the net”; reflecting the complex web of knowledge and exchange between the links and nodes in the network since the campaign was launched in 2004. During the days of the event, Genoa becomes a hub for fishermen, craftsmen, cooks, academics, researchers and representatives of institutions from around the world all coming together to share and support a good, clean and fair seafood chain that safeguards marine biodiversity, the health of the social fabric and the environment.

Slow Fish is dedicated to everyone who wants to know more about fish consumption, its effects on our health and the impact the fishing industry has on marine ecosystems. The key to Slow Fish’s success is its understandable language and playful approach based on the pleasure of eating.

There are lots of innovations alongside old favorites this year:

  • An internal kitchen at the Marketplace where chefs and fishermen will prepare simple and tasty dishes.
  • The Chefs’ Alliance Kitchen and conference rooms hosting Slow Food’s projects in Italy and abroad, together making up the Casa Slow Food.
  • Piazza delle Feste (Party Square), where wine and cocktails are paired with pizzas from the best Italian pizzaioli, raw food options and many other tastings.
  • Beer & Food in Piazza Caricamento, where you’ll find the finest Italian street food and artisanal brews from across the boot.
  • Eataly will host the classic Dinner Dates in the evenings.
  • Conferences in the open air, sharing the main stage with film projections, music, presentations and many other appointments to complete our rich program.


Genoa,  May 18–21, 2017

Porto Antico and Piazza Caricamento

Opening Times
Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 midnight, Sunday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Slow Fish Marketplace from Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Piazza Caricamento (breweries, street food and food trucks) and Piazza delle Feste (Enoteca, Mixology, Pizza n’ fish and Shrimp Spot): Enoteca, mixology, pizza and raw food spot: from Thursday to Saturday, 12 noon – 12 midnight; Sunday, 12 noon – 9 p.m.

Casa Slow Food (Slow Food Stand) from Thursday to Saturday, 10 noon – 12 midnight; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Entry to Slow Fish is free!

About the Slow Fish Campaign:

Slow Fish is not just a biennial event; it is an ongoing campaign that works to protect water resources, marine ecosystems and small-scale fishing communities all around the world.

Hidden underwater, our marine resources are not easy to study or understand. What state are our seas in? What fish species are on the verge of extinction? Can we influence the market? Should we stop eating fish? Is there a future for small-scale fishers?

With fishing, just as with agriculture, Slow Food strongly believes that every individual can contribute in his or her own small way to changing the mechanisms of a globalized food system based on the intensive exploitation of resources.

Slow Food, with its strong local and international experience, is convinced that we can only bring about change by returning to the origins of food, putting curiosity and pleasure at the service of responsible choices.

For more information:


Press Release

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