Setting the Table


We are excited to announce Slow Fish 2018 in San Francisco, April 14-16 hosted by Slow Food San Francisco!

You can purchase your tickets here.

Slow Fish 2018 is part conference, part festival, and part seafood-stravaganza. It will feature three days of community fun, learning, and seafood deliciousness – discussions, tastings, demonstrations and knowledge exchange about our aquatic 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.

Events include:


  • Seafood throwdown – featuring 1 mystery seafood and 2 chefs.
  • Welcome Reception Oyster party for Slow Fish 2018 attendees with oysters from Alaska to Baja, Mexico.

Sunday & Monday – Conference with panel discussions, keynote speakers, and more. Topics to include: 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.

Slow Fish 2018 tickets include entrance to all of these, plus breakfast and lunch on Sunday and Monday.

Additional events include: We Are Bristol Bay Dinner: A celebration of Alaska’s wild salmon, its fishermen, and the campaign to protect Bristol Bay (Sunday night), and a seafood-focused film screening + dinner and drinks (Monday night). Tickets for these will be available separately.

The Slow Fish 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
  • Collaboration: learning by sharing and working together
  • Respecting and honoring seafood and the people who produce it
  • Broadening our understanding of our food systems
  • Supporting the local economy and fishing communities
  • Build on our Slow Fish baitbox (ie, tools to spread our message and grow the network)
  • Empowering ourselves to make better choices and be better advocates

We’ll see you there!

Slow Food San Francisco & the Slow Fish 2018 Planning Team

#slowfish2018 #slowfish

Mark your interest level on the Slow Fish 2018 Facebook event page.

And join the Slow Fish 2018 Community page to engage with the community.



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