This past week, the Codfathers Seafood Market team of Jon Crofts and Ross Derrick traveled to Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans.
Slow Fish is Slow Food event that is an international gathering of fishers, scientists, chefs, students and food artisans to address the many environmental, ecological, economic and political challenges that impact fisheries, habitats, oceans, sustainable fishers and cultural seafood systems. Slow Fish has been held every two years in Genoa, Italy with Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans the first time the event is held in the western hemisphere giving a great excuse for a trip to The Big Easy and to learn and share information on seafood and sustainability.
Both Jon and Ross will be participating in conference debates, networking with fishers and helping to present the story of the conservation efforts for the Okanagan Sockeye under the stewardship of the Okanagan Nation Alliance. They will also be presenting their ‘Cross Canada Independent Fishmongers Liaison Network’ as well as cross border potential for trade in artisanal fish products. Many communities are geographically close but separated by International boundaries and they want to encourage discussion on how they can work together.
The Codfathers team is also fortunate to attend many social and cultural events presented by Slow Food New Orleans including a Lenten Dinner Fish Fry, and a Seafood Boil and Cajun Boucherie as well as tours of Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing wetlands and coast and other events around town and throughout the region.
You can follow their adventures on facebook @CodfathersSeafood