Now in its eleventh edition, Slow Fish is coming to Genoa's Old Port from June 1 to 4. Organised by Slow Food and the Region of Liguria, in collaboration with the Genoa City Council, the biennial event dedicated to aquatic ecosystems is returning to two places that symbolise the city's seafaring culture: the Porto Antico, the soul of the historic centre and the largest square on the Mediterranean, and Piazza Caricamento, the historic manoeuvring space for maritime goods on dry land.
Coast to Coast is the theme of the 2023 edition, a way of emphasising that seas, oceans and inland waters are not separate ecosystems from those where human life takes place: aquatic environments and land are closely interconnected. One need only think of the influence that seas and oceans have on the climate, or the fact that our every behaviour on land has profound effects on the health of the waters. Talking about coast-to-coast means reasoning about good practices concerning sustainable fishing but also a whole series of coastal activities, starting with the leading role played by cities, as places of exchange par excellence between populations, cultures, goods. Without forgetting the actions that every single inhabitant of the earth can carry out to do good for aquatic systems: from the correct use of water to pesticide-free agriculture, via the elimination of single-use plastic.