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
- Welcoming Reception Oyster Party: 4-6pm. 175 dozen oysters from Alaska to Baja, Bombay Sapphire Gin bar, hosted by TwoxSea and the SF Port Authority (for Slow Fish attendees only)
The Oyster Line Up:
- Hump Island – AK
- Hama hama – WA
- Baywater Shellfish – WA
Chelsea – WA
Skookum Point – WA
- Oregon Oyster Company– OR
- Hog Island – CA
- Fine & Rare restaurant – Oyster Po-Boy’s – SF, California
- Drakes bay – Baja
- Baja Shellfish – Baja
Sunday, April 15th
- Speakers and light breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. for Slow Fish attendees.
- Key Note Speaker – Linda Behnken – Fishing Southeast Alaska for over 30 years.
- Themes covered through discussion and expert speakers include: Slow Fish 101: Slow Food values, building and sustaining a movement, transparency and traceability, solutions and storytelling, and guidelines for consumers
- Seafood lunch will be provided by the Fishing folks, Seafood Harvester, Farmers, and Mariculturalist attendees
- Slow Fish sessions conclude at 4 p.m. Happy Hour and Seafood grill party concludes our day!!!
- Evening event: Bristol Bay Dinner fundraiser and Storytelling with support from local chefs (not included in Slow Fish Attendee ticket; tickets can be purchased separately for $65: funds help Bristol Bay’s fight to protect its #1 resource, salmon, against the Pebble Mine) —-> SOLD OUT
Monday, April 16th
- Presentations by 30+ individuals include: Access and ocean commons vs. privatization, pole and line caught Tuna, Save Bristol bay, water management, sustainable aquaculture, seaweed, and much much more!
- Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. for Slow Fish attendees: Sessions will highlight how we can support community fisheries, working waterfronts, regenerative seafood, and how to turn our discussion into action to bring the sustainable seafood industry into an aligned community
- Slow Fish sessions conclude at 4 p.m.
- Seafood Dinner and Film Screening at Airbnb Headquarters, 5-8:30p.m.: Fish-focused film screening and dinner & drinks sourced from local farms and producers, sponsored by Airbnb. Key speakers and panelists will engage in discussion about Slow Fish and consumer activation ($50 public ticket can be purchased separately). ~SOLD OUT~
Ways to be involved if you can’t attend the full Conference:
- Saturday, April 14th, 12 to 1 p.m.: local chefs battle to create culinary masterpieces from local mystery catch at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market (free)
- Sunday, April 15th, 6 to 8 p.m.: Bristol Bay Dinner and Storytelling with support from local chefs (a portion of the $65 ticket will help Bristol Bay’s fight to protect its #1 resource, salmon, against the Pebble Mine) —-> SOLD OUT
- Monday, April 16th, 5 to 9 p.m.: Fish-focused fllm screening and full dinner & drinks sourced from local farms and producers, sponsored by Airbnb. Key speakers and panelists will engage in discussion about Slow Fish and consumer activation ($50 ticket can be purchased separately).
- Please consider DONATING. Every dollar counts we are building upon a movement that is in need of help. Ocean acidity due to climate change is having a daunting effect on our fishing communities in the Pacific region. We invite all stakeholders to reach out, commit to action, and together we can make positive changes for our most vulnerable communities and wildlife.
- Buy your ticket early! We have limited space, but we also need to know how to conduct our conference with the number of people participating. It is extremely helpful to know who’s coming sooner than later.
Seafood Throw-Down (April 14th): Ferry Building Farmer’s Market
San Francisco’s SOMArts will host the two-day Conference (April 15th & 16th): 934 Brannan Street
Bristol Bay *Fisherman’s Dinner (April 15th): Fish Restaurant, Sausalito: —-> SOLD OUT
Film Screening and Dinner/Happy Hour Open Forum at AirBnB HQ (April 16th): 888 Brannan Street. —–> SOLD OUT