|Slow Fish Challenge
|30 Apr 09 – News da Terra Madre
|An international campaign is being launched on the
occasion of Slow Fish this weekend, the sustainable
fish event being held in Genoa over April 17-20,
inviting all fish and seafood lovers to take action
in the Slow Fish Challenge.
Slow Food has been raising awareness of the
Slow Fish Challenge invites Slow Food members,
Avoid endangered fish such as Bluefin tuna,
Atlantic salmon and farmed salmon, tropical
shrimps, swordfish etc.
Choose local fish, i.e. caught in seas or rivers
near to you.
Ensure your fish is of the minimum size necessary
to reproduce (there are fish such as Orange Roughy
which only reach the age of reproduction at 20 years!)
Use fish in season, i.e. species which are outside
of their reproduction period, 2. Choose a recipe:
A traditional recipe
A recipe invented by you, which might become the
tradition of tomorrow. 3. Cook this fish at home, in your restaurant or
canteen, share it with friends, customers,
Explain to your table companions why you have
chosen this fish and why you ignored other species.
Your recipe will be an opportunity to celebrate,
marked by conviviality and a small but significant
gesture of responsibility.
A truly political act—to save our seas.
4. Send Slow Food information you have collected
about this fish (its characteristics, how, where and when
it is caught…) and your recipe,
as well as any photos,
fishermen’s tales or other materials.
The Slow Fish Challenge will be taking place
Inviting all slow fishermen and cooks: