Program for Attendees of Slow Fish 2018

slowfishApril 14-16, 2018

Schedule of Events and Program

Saturday April 14

12 -1pm

Seafood Throwdown at Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market:

One Ferry Building #50, San Francisco, CA 94111

Local chefs battle to create culinary masterpieces from local mystery catch. Hear the story about how, when, where, and who caught your fish. Free samples at the finale. Open to the public.

4 – 6pm

Welcoming Reception Oyster Party at TwoxSea Warehouse:

Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133 

(just off The Embarcadero)

Location: At end of Pier 45, Shed D, look for the TwoXSea sign.

Wear layers and appropriate dress for a working warehouse…ice on floor, metal grates, a possible seagull.

Hosted by TwoxSea and the San Francisco Port Authority. Come learn about Oyster Mariculture, the hard work of our oyster growers, restoration projects, bivalve husbandry, climate implications, all while shucking it up with our Slow Fish community.

Sunday April 15

SOMArts Center: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th), San Francisco, CA 94103

8:30 -9am

Breakfast & Registration

9 – 9:30am


Alisha Eastep, Kelly Geiser, Anais Radonich Galvin, Sally Rogers, Slow Food San Francisco

Jacquelyn Ross, Coast Miwok / Pomo Tribe

Linda Behnken, Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association

9:30 – 12pm

Slow Fish 101

Hear stories about the watery roots of Slow Fish, where we’ve been, where we are going, and how the values of good, clean, and fair are showing up in communities around the globe.

Colles Stowell, One Fish Foundation

Melanie Brown, Bristol Bay Fisheries

Jordyn Kastlunger, San Diego Fisheries

Paula Berbeito, Slow Fish International

Jacquelyn Ross, Miwok/Pomo Tribe, Bodega Bay

12 – 1pm

Lunch at SOMArts

1 – 3:30pm

World Cafe

Participate in our interactive World Cafe session where Slow Fish newcomers and veterans alike will help shape our Slow Fish narrative and dive deeper into our shared values of good, clean, and fair for all.

Erica Madison, Madison’s Salmon Co. Tyson Rasor, Ecotrust
Tasha Sutcliffe, Ecotrust Canada Linda Behnken, AK Longline Fishermen’s Association
Elizabeth Herendeen, SalmonState Colles Stowell, One Fish Foundation
John Finger, Hog Island Oyster Jessy Ryan, FreshCatch
Jacquelyn Ross, Miwok/Pomo Tribe Stephanie Webb, UC Santa Cruz
Johnny Fishmonger, Wild Salmon Nation Hallie Templeton, Friends of the Earth
Lucas Raymond, NH Fisherman Noah Sunflower, AMCC
Noah Oppenheim, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations Kevin Scriber, Forever Wild Seafood
Anne Mosness, Women’s Maritime Sarah Shoffler, Slow Food Urban San Diego
Brett Tolley, NAMA

3:30 – 4pm

Reflections & Wrap Up Day  

4:00 – 5pm

Slow Fish Happy Hour at SOMArts

Join us for some music by the Fishwives Sea Shanty Trio as well as for wine and beer donated by Salmon Safe.

6:00 – 8pm

Bristol Bay Dinner – Extra Ticket Required

Location: Fish Restaurant, Sausalito: 350 Harbor Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965

Hear stories from Bristol Bay and the collective effort to protect its #1 resource, salmon, against Pebble Mine.

Monday April 16 

SOMArts Center: 934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 9th), San Francisco, CA 94103

8:30 – 9am

Breakfast and Warm-up Activity

9 – 10:15am

1. Know Your Resource

Hear stories about the communities who are protecting salmon habitat and our precious waterways that connect land and sea. Stories followed by reflections from the public.

Melanie Brown, Salmon set net

Kirk Hardcastle, Salmon fisherman

Sarah Fullhart, Bristol Bay Salmon Lodge

Mark Titus, Filmmaker  (The Breach, The Wild)

Kevin Scribner, Forever Wild Seafood

2. Know Your Supply Chain

Hear stories about building transparent, honest, and traceable seafood value chains so that seafood eaters know who, how, where, and when their fish was caught. Stories followed by reflections from the public.

Anna Larsen, Dock to Dish

Alan Lovewell, Real Good Fish

Kenny Belov, TwoXSea

Joe Falcone, FishLine

Jordyn Kastlunger, Tuna Harbor Dockside Market

10:30 – 11:45am

3. Know Your Fish

Hear stories about the marine animals that swim, eat, grow, and live in our waterways.

John Adams, Wild Olympia Oysters

Amanda Swinimer, Seaweed

Johnny Fishmonger, Herring & Forage Fish

Arielle Moinester, Eating Invasives

Salt Point Seaweed

4. Know Your Fish Networks

Hear stories about Slow Fish’s sister networks who are connecting, aligning, and taking action around the globe. Stories followed by reflections from the public.

John Crofts, Slow Fish Canada

Kelly Harrell, EcoTrust & Local Catch

Michelle Greenwood, Slow Money meets Slow Fish

Kiera Vandeborne, BC Young Fishermen’s Network

Cynthia Quinones, Institutional Connections

12 – 1pm

Lunch at SOMArts

1 – 3pm

5. Know Your Fish Harvester

Hear stories about the culture, traditions, relationships and methods of community-based fisheries. Stories followed by reflections from the public.

Lance Nacio, Terrebonne Parish, LA

Kirk Lombard, San Francisco, CA

Rob McAdams, Mill Valley, CA

Theresa Peterson, Alaska Marine Conservation Council

Anne Mosness, Fisherwoman/Activist

Joe Pennisi, Monterey, CA

Danielle Leoni, The Breadfruit & Rum Bar

Colles Stowell, One Fish Foundation

6. Know Your Fish Bill

Hear stories about the policies that affect our community based fisheries, our ocean, and our food. Stories followed by reflections from the public.

Kevin Scribner, Marine Fish Conservation Network

Brett Tolley, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance

Lucas Raymond, Commercial Fisherman

Rachel Donkersloot, Alaska Marine Conservation Council

Abra Brynne, Ecotrust Canada

John McManus, Golden State Salmon Association

Laura Anderson, Local Ocean

3:30 – 4:30pm

Connecting the Dots & Wrap Up

Join us for a discussion about where to go from here.

4:30 – 5pm

Fish Out of Water End Party

Wine and beer.

5:00 – 9:00pm

Seafood Dinner – Extra Ticket Required

Location: Airbnb HQ at 888 Brannan Street. Seafood dinner, drinks, and fishy film screenings hosted by Airbnb. Open to the general public with pre-purchased ticket. Screening of Of The Sea and trailer launch for The Wild.

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