The Program



Saturday, April 14th

  • Seafood Throwdown at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market Classroom – in partnership with CUESA, 11:45 the unveiling on the fish! Ends at 1 p.m. Two local chefs battle to create culinary masterpieces from a local “under-loved” catch (open to the public as a free event) MC’d by Kirk Hardcastle

Chefs to Battle for the 1st San Francisco Throwdown: Chef Aaronette King vs. Chef Matthew Dolan

Sunday, April 15th Program

SOMArts Center

8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast & Registration

9:00 – 9:30 am:  Keynote/Plenary,

  • 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 – 12:00 pm: Slow Fish 101

Hear stories about the 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
  • Jordan Kastlunger / San Diego
  • Paula Berbeito / Slow Fish International
  • Jacquelyn Ross, Miwok/Pomo Tribe, Bodega Bay

12:00 – 1:00 pm:  Lunch at SOMArts

1:00 – 3:00 pm:  World Cafe & Slow Fish Values

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

World Cafe Storytellers

  • Erica Madison, Madison’s Salmon Co.
  • Tasha Sutcliffe, Ecotrust Canada
  • Elizabeth Herendeen, Bristol Bay Seafood Assoc.
  • John Finger, Hog Island Oyster
  • Johnny Fishmonger, Wild Salmon Nation
  • Jacquelyn Ross, Miwok/Pomo Tribe
  • Lucas Raymond, NH Fisherman
  • Noah Oppenheim, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations
  • Anne Mosness, Fisherwoman/Activist

World Cafe Facilitators

  • Tyson Rasor, Ecotrust
  • Linda Behnken, AK Longline Fishermen’s Association
  • Colles Stowell, One Fish Foundation
  • Stephanie Webb, UC Santa Cruz
  • Hallie Templeton, Friends of the Earth
  • Noah Sunflower, AMCC
  • Jessy Ryan, Fresh Catch
  • Kevin Scriber, Forever Wild Seafood
  • Sarah Shoffler, Slow Food Urban San Diego
  • Brett Tolley, NAMA

Happy Hour: Join us for some music by the Fishwives Sea Shanty Trio as well as for wine and beer.

Monday, April 16th Program

SOMArts Center

8:30 – 9:00 am:  Breakfast and Warm-up Activity

9:00 – 10:15 am

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

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 – 11:45 am

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

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

12:00 – 1:00 pm:  Lunch at SOMArts

1:00 – 3:00 pm

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

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 – 4:30 pm: Connecting the Dots & Wrap Up

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

5:00 – 9:00 pm:  Fish Out of Water End Party –  AirBnB HQ @ 888 Brannan Street

Seafood dinner, drinks, and fishy film screenings hosted by AirBnB. Open to the general public. Screening of Of The Sea and trailer launch for The Wild.