Slow Food Marin is committed to Clean, Fair Food for Everyone- How does that relate to our oceans and seafood? We will watch the important documentary, "The End of the Line," which has been called: "The inconvenient truth about the impact of overfishing on the world's oceans," by The Economist. And discuss with local experts what is really happening and what we might be able to do to help.
What should we be eating from the ocean? Aquatic resources that for thousands of years seemed inexhaustible have in the past century come under severe strain from environmental degradation and overfishing, raising the possibility that some of our most popular seafood species could be hunted to extinction. “The End of the Line” shows a graphic and compelling picture of what is happening to our surrounding oceans- and this is a local and historical San Francisco Bay issue!
Before the 7 pm film screening, Fish co-owner and activist Kenny Belov will host us and introduce his mission to help all of us be better informed about the state of the ocean, the seafood we harvest from it, and what we all can do to make a difference. http://focb.org/index.html
After the screening, we will discuss with two local fish luminaries, Kirk Lombard from ForageSF and Dane Klinger, Marine Biologist and Ph.D candidate at Stanford University, their take on the situation from an academic and “on the water” view. Rebecca Kraft of Slow Food Marin and Ms. Butterbeans Cooking School, will moderate. http://www.msbutterbeans.com/
You can just come for the screening at 7 pm for $10 or join us at a long table together in Fish Restaurant at 5:30 pm for a special menu prepared for us- trout dip appetizer, small organic green salad with a house made vinaigrette, and a Saigon salmon slider which including the cost for the movie totals $35. At 7 pm we will come into Fish’s new event space, right next door, to watch this eye-opening film and have a discussion together.
Make your reservations at: http://slowfoodendoftheline.eventbrite.com
From SFWEEKLY's April cover story, "Go Fish," “local seafood-foraging guru Kirk Lombard is very serious about eating local fish. His ForageSF tours invariably include an exhortation to support the commercial fisheries of San Francisco and Northern California, including some that are frowned on by Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. Lombard is part of a group of local fish experts who insist, contrary to the recommendations of some environmental activists, that the best way to save the oceans is by sourcing your seafood close to home.” See a video of Kirk, catching a cod from a storm drain!
Dane Klinger is a Ph.D. student in Stanford’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environmental Resources. His research examines ecological, economic, and policy components of aquaculture, fisheries, and the global seafood trade that can increase seafood production while improving or maintaining marine ecosystem services and functioning. Before coming to Stanford, Dane was a Research Associate at the Blue Ocean Institute, where he led Blue Ocean’s fisheries and aquaculture research. He holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Studies and Policy, respectively, from Bard College and was a graduate guest student at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
FISH is located at 350 Harbor Drive in Sausalito, CA. For more information about the film, go to http://endoftheline.com/