Slow Food Norwich works closely with Slow Food Anglia on projects and events which involve the fishing
communities and fishing interests in both Norfolk and the East Anglian region as a whole. As part of this on going work by Slow Food Norwich we have approached Sustain in London to start an application for the city of Norwich to become one of the growing number of Sustainable Fish cities in the UK along with other major cities such as Liverpool, Belfast, Manchester and Newcastle.
We believe that with the long coastline around East Anglia and also the Anglia regions historic fishing heritage that Norwich should be included in the list of current members, with the possibility of having Norwich accepted as a sustainable fish city by the end of 2015. Slow Food Norwich will be working closely with Silvia from Slow Food Anglia will be concentrating on working with fishing communities and the small fishing businesses across East Anglia in 2016, as part of this work we hope to establish a new group in Kings Lynn in Norfolk and in Colchester in Essex, also reopening the Cambridge Slow Food group which closed in 2011.

Ruth from Sustain in London has been very supportive and helpful so far in our application for the city, Silvia and Dermott from Slow food  Anglia and Slow Food Norwich will be meeting her in october in London to discuss the campaign.  As well as Sustain and other fishing groups we also have Norwich City council now supporting our plan to hold a dedicated Slow Food festival in Norwich in April 2016. The festival will include a special emphasis on the Sustainable fish programme and part of this will be aimed at getting both local restaurants, hospitals and local authority schools to start sourcing the fish they use only from sustainable sources.

Other projects that concern the fishing heritage of the county of Norfolk will include working  to obtain Presidia staus for the Cronmer crab and Brown shrimp from Kings Lynn area of the Wash.We also hope that in the future Slow Food Norwich can work more closely with other Slow Food groups in the UK and possibly overseas on projects that have a bearing on the problems that local fishing communities and small fish related businesses face in the world today.