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. For small-island states like Barbados our oceans are a critical element to our survival. At the same time, we are disproportionately affected by issues such as rising sea levels, overfishing 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 – Support your local fisherfolk!

Fish: It’s a slippery issue. Hidden underwater, our marine resources are not easy to study or understand. What state are our seas in? What fish species are on the verge of extinction? Can we influence the market? Should we stop eating fish? Is there a future for small-scale fishers?

With fishing, just like with agriculture, Slow Food® Barbados strongly believes that every individual can contribute in his or her own small way to changing the mechanisms of the globalised food system based on extensive exploitation of resources.

Blackened Lionfish - Credit: Dave Stone/REEF

Social Media Campaign

Slow Food® Barbados  educates communities across Barbados  by using digestible nuggets of information that help  communities understand the issues and solutions around sustaining our local seafood.

The main objective of our social media Slow Fish campaign is to educate people about how each one of us can make change through our eating choices and habits.

We do this by sharing information on our social media platforms relating to sustainable fishing and fisheries.

Please do follow us and share our posts. You can find links in the footer below.

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.

You can download and print a FREE copy via the link below! We’ve even designed it so that it can fold up and fit perfectly in your purse or wallet, so you can refer to it next time you’re at the fish or supermarket.

Know & Support Your Fisherfolk!

Eating in “slow” style and choosing good, clean and fair fish, we can all allow ourselves to enjoy the pleasures of the table and at the same time push the market towards a responsible management of seafood resources.

Carlo Patrini, Founder of the Slow Food Movement