23 September

Marine Protected Areas: Solution or Problem?

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Does protecting marine areas create a solution or another problem?

Many see protected marine areas as the best way to give seas and oceans time to regenerate their resources. Several experiences of the Italian and international Slow Fish network seem to support this view. But are there also negative results? When is a protected marine area well managed, and when is it not?


  • Gonzalo Merediz, Mexico, representative of the NGO Amigos de Sian Ka’an;
  • Stephen Garret Sherwood, Ecuador, producer and researcher Urkuwayku Farm and Collectivo Agroecológico of Ecuador;
  • Carlos Maldonado, Argentina, Representative of the fishermen community from Peninsula del Valdes;
  • Antonio García-Allut, Spain, Foundation Lonxanet for Fishing Sustainable;
  • Mariela Ochoa, Honduras, CEM, protected fishing areas;
  • Vanderlea Rochumback Dias, Brazil, Fisherwoman and coordinator of the Colonia de pescadores SBC Orlando Feliciano;        
  • Evelyn Alera, Filipino, Marine biologist;
  • Antonio Miccio, Italy, Director of the MPA in Campania.

Moderator: André Standing, Kenya/ UK, Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements (CFFA-CAPE)

The Terra Madre thematic Forums are presented by delegates of the network and are open to the public as long as seats are available.

Priority entrance reserved for delegates. Access requires registration on site.

23 September

11:00 - 13:00

Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2