Can aquaculture truly handle the increasing demand for fish products, thus relieving the oceans and seas from drastic overfishing? Or do the cons outweigh the pros? The new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) seems to ignore the environmental damage that aquaculture brings and instead promotes activities that look more toward financial gain than strengthening the sustainable fishing industry. This will be discussed with various interested parties.

This conference is organized as part of the project "Oltre Rio + 20-" of Oxfam, Slow Food, CeSPI, Arcs; with the contribution of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the European Union.

Chaired by: Silvio Greco, University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo


Ernesto Peñas Lado, director of Policy Development and Coordination, Directorate General for Maritime Affairs, European Commission

Tania Caro, Terra Madre Food Community of trouts farmers, Michoacán, Mexico

Sidnei Pedroso Torres, Terra Madre Food Community of shellfish farmers, Porto Belo, Santa Caterina, Brazil

John Volpe, principal researcher, University of Victoria,B.C., Canada

Tifenn Vigouroux, oyster harvester, Ria di Etel, France