Slow Fish is the official Slow Food campaign for sustainable fisheries, raising awareness among seafood-lovers through the biennial Slow Fish fair in Genoa, Italy. Fish can be a slippery issue, for small island states like Barbados, our oceans and reefs are critical elements to our survival, yet we are disproportionately affected by issues such as rising sea levels, over fishing, careless fishery practices and intruding predatory species. through our local initiatives we focus on promoting sustainable fishing methods, supporting responsible artisanal fisherfolk and providing opportunities for public participation with cooking demos and competitions as well as our "Sustainable Seafood Guide".
Support your local Fisherfolk
Barbados Lionfish Derby
This event is held annually in collaboration with the Barbados Lionfish Project. We collaborate to educate the public on the dangers of lionfish to our ocean ecosystems and what the public can do to reduce this invasive species’ impact.
In partnership with the Lionfish Derby we work with restaurants to include lionfish on the menu and educate the public on the importance of supporting this sustainable fish… and how delicious it is!
Social Media Campaign
Slow Food® Barbados aims to educate the public by using digestible nuggets of info that will help the community to understand the issues and solutions.
The main objective of our social media Slow Fish campaign is to educate people about what they can do to make change through their eating choices and habits. We have been doing this by sharing information on our social media outlets relating to sustainable fishing and fishieries.
Sustainable Seafood Guide
Slow Fish® Barbados is proud to present the latest edition of our FREE Sustainable Seafood Consumer Guide.
This guide aims to identify the best sustainable local seafood to eat, while providing viable alternatives and a list of species to avoid completely.
If you’re a seafood lover and would like to know how you can make more sustainable choices, then this guide was made for you! Take action and think about the journey from Ocean to Plate.