Spotswood-Kingsville RSL and grounds16 Mary Street, SpotswoodA day to discover and devour! For those who adore seafood and care about a sustainable seafood industry. An opportunity to listen, learn and savour the catch on our very doorstep.
– Gold coin entry donation –
Our oceans and bays and those who rely on them for food or their livelihood are under threat from many fronts – pollution, global warming, illegal and unsustainable fishing and government regulation. The inaugural Slow Fish Festival will share insights into the steps needed to save our seafood and aquaculture for now and into the future, whilst celebrating and savouring the catch on our very doorstep.
A range of seafood dishes to purchase and savour, from revered delicacies such as abalone and oysters, to our favourite sardines, whitebait, calamari and more… (plus fish and chips for the traditionalists) – using only Victorian produce. Savour special seafood dishes from Kimu Korean Japanese Eatery, The Potato Chef, Cripps Family Fish and Chips, Delice Royale, Dele Mobile and more, including sweet treats from Glace Frozen. Savour craft beers from our sponsors Hop Nation and wines from Dal Zotto. Plus, buy fresh, locally caught fish and seafood from legendary fisherman Wayne Cripps and the Melbourne Seafood Centre.
Educational talks on all things fishy – from local history to ecology. Discover your local fishers. Learn how to forage for seaweed on Port Phillip Bay. Meet the women in fishing, and loads more.
‘FISH TALES’ TALKS PROGRAM
10:30am: Lean and Green | Chris Rockley from The Art of Science & Sarah Leung from Alg Seaweed
All you need to know about seaweed from foraging to nutrition
11:30am: Last Fisher Standing | Phillip and Katheren McAdam from Vancouver Bait Supply
Local fishers Phil & Kat McAdam tell their family fishing story and the impact of government bans on netting licences in Port Phillip Bay
12:30pm: It is As Easy As It Looks- Fish Filleting for Dummies | Barbara Konstas CEO of Melbourne Seafood Centre
Barbara will demonstrate techniques of filleting a variety of fish and talk more about flavour and cooking methods
1:30pm: Your Dollar Is Your Vote- Supporting Local Fishers | Port Fairy Abalone Fisher Craig Fox & Port Franklin Fisher Wayne Cripps
Abalone fisher Craig & Gippsland fisher Wayne Cripps tell their stories of operating as small scale fisheries and advise you on how YOU can support the remaining local seafood fisheries
2:30pm: The Cook, The Fisher, The Thinker & The Lover of the Sea | Kirsten Abernethy, Barbara Constas, Craig Fox, Wayne Cripps, Miin Chan & Rosa Mitchell
A panel discussion and open forum to discuss the question “Should We Eat Fish?”
Bring the family! The kids will enjoy some on-land sea adventuring in our dedicated activity space.