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Slow Fish Resource Guide

Below is a list of resources, references and partners that came up during the Slow Fish 2021 Virtual Gathering. We’ll continue to add to this list over time and hope that you find these resources helpful in your pursuit of good, clean and fair seafood!

Advocacy & Organizations

Block Corporate Salmon Campaign

California Salmon, protecting and restoring Northern California rivers.

Don’t Cage Our Ocean

Eating with the Ecosystem, New England nonprofit, promoting a place-based approach to sustaining wild seafood.

Fish to Families | California Sea Grant

Fish Philosopher – Dr. Zoe Todd, Academic, write, Métis Feminist


I-Collective, an autonomous group of Indigenous chefs, activists, herbalists, seed, and knowledge keepers.

Louisiana Fisheries Forward

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA)

‘Northwest in Transition/Columbia Basin Fund’

One Fish Foundation, Sustainable Seafood Education in classrooms and communities

Save the Blue Heart of Europe, campaign to protect the Balkan rivers.

Syilx Nation Salmon Feast – Okanagan Nation Alliance


Seafood Sourcing

Anna Marie Shrimp, Louisiana 

Bay Direct, seafood supply for Middle Peninsula of Virginia

Dakini Tidal Wilds , Pacific North West Seaweed company

From Dock To Door | New England Fishmongers Fresh Fish Delivery

LocalCatch.org, resource for finding local seafood in North America

Lost Coast Oyster Company, Florida oyster company

Marin Trust, “marine ingredients responsibly supplied”

Read, Watch & Listen

Blue Commons 101

“Away from Blue Growth and towards the Blue Commons?” by Andre Standing

“From Environmental Case Study to Environmental Kin Study”

Catch shares: Investment firms are taking over the fishing rights system.Slate

Blue Growth Initiative: Partnering with countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (FAO)

The FAO Blue Growth Initiative

Investors and the Blue Commons (PDF)


Supply Chains

Voices from the Fisheries – oral history collection related to commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing in the United States and its territories.

Commercial Fishermen’s Input Drive – Recommendations for More Resilient Fisheries Due to Climate Change.

Direct Marketing Manual from Alaska Seafood

“Taking a Fresh Look at Frozen Seafood” – from Ectotrust

Anchored Outdoors Podcast – Fishing and outdoor podcasts

Fish Forward – CFCRI: For any Rhode Island seafood business, including restaurants, retail markets, processors, dealers, and fishermen

“CA Sea Grant Informs New Law to Permit Fishermen’s Market”

+ Pacific to Place Bill Full text Full Bill text

“The Working Life of a Dory and its Harbor” by Paul Molyneaux

Other Recommended Reading

Edible Plants of the Gulf South by Dr. Charles Allen

The Cajun Prairie: A Natural History by Malcolm Vidrine

Planning Seafood Cold Storage, 3rd ed. By Ed Kolbe, Don Kramer, and Joseph Junker

Planning for Seafood Freezing, by Ed Kolbe and Don Kramer

Bringing fishers and chefs together to shift tides toward sustainable seafood

We teamed up with Slow Fish North America to develop ten programs at six different locations throughout 2023.

Chefs Camp NOLA: Building seafood community for chefs and fishermen

By Colles Stowell, Slow Fish StrategistEvery time I return to New Orleans, I’m coming home to my birthplace. Profound taste memories resurface: pink roman candy stuck in my teeth, fried shrimp po’boys dripping red sauce down my arm; and the smell of a crawfish boil...

Seaweed for thought

By Colles Stowell, Slow Fish StrategistSlow Food USA’s 2023 Plant a Seed campaign focuses on the incredible diversity of greens we can cultivate and eat. Interestingly, not all greens are grown in soil — we can look to the sea for nutritious and delicious greens as...

5 things we learned about the AQUAA Act

By ERYN KELLY, SLOW FOOD USA POLICY COORDINATORWhat is Aquaculture?  Aquaculture is the cultivation and harvesting of aquatic plants and seafood. Done correctly, in balance with nature, it can be ecologically and economically successful in both freshwater ecosystems,...

Two virtual summits highlighted foodways on land and sea in 2021

By Michelle DiMuzio, Communications CoordinatorTo bring our year to a close, Slow Food USA wants to highlight some Slow Food Sparks that have emerged for members of our national community. What are some of those moments that reinvigorated or re-inspired members of our...

Kelp Wanted: Eat Seaweed to Save the World

by Makala Bach, Slow Food Youth Network It’s a warm day. Actually, it’s a hot day that’s hotter than it should be because of climate change. You escape the heat by exploring a nearby forest that hasn’t burned down yet. It’s full of life here, with a higher diversity...

Slow Fish 2021: Week Two

The Deep Dive on Aquaculture kicked off  the second weekend of the Slow Fish gathering, and there was perhaps no better way to dig into the nuanced, complex, and globalized issues that the Slow Fish community is facing worldwide. The group of fishers and farmers, each with their own relation to farming in our oceans, rivers, and bays, gathered and spoke for over four hours. The discussed, debated, disagreed and commiserated, and as Kelly Collins Geiser said in her closing remarks, it was a conversation that could have continued for many more hours.  

Slow Fish 2021: Week One

The weekend was filled with productive talks about how to make more sustainable seafood chains not only for the fish and their habitats, but for the people who fish and eat them as well.

Smoking Wild Salmon with Sally Barnes

Join us on a visit with Sally Barnes of the Woodcock Smokery in West Cork, Ireland. We'll hear from Sally about how she has been preserving wild salmon on the coast of Ireland since 1979 and see some of her work through the lens of professional photographer Max Jones....

Paula Barbeito on Building Communities and Sustainable Systems with Slow Fish

with Paula Barbeito, Slow Fish International Coordinator Photos by Giselle Kennedy Lord and Alessandor VargiuSlow Fish has always been about bringing together everyone from casual seafood lovers to those who have dedicated their life to our fishy-friends and their...

The Next Four Years: Food and Farm Transition Recommendations

Sent to the Honorable Anita Dunn, Ted Kaufman, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Cedric Richmond, and Jeffrey Zients Co-Chairs, Transition Team of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris 1401 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20230 Re: Food and Farm...