16 Oct '11, 4pm

Istanbul Celebrates New Hope for a Favorite Fish With First-Annual 'Lüfer

"The lüfer that migrates from the Black Sea to the Marmara [Sea] and back again is unique," Defne Koryürek of Slow Food Istanbul, the leader of the "Don't Let the Lüfer Go Extinct! " campaign, told Slow Food International earlier this fall. "Loved for its flavor, the lüfer was known as a 'democratic' fish as anyone with a line and hook could catch a good-sized fish to feed their family. This led to the species becoming an important part of Istanbul folklore, with literature, poems, and songs talking about [the fish], the fishermen, and [lüfer's] culinary preparations." Overfishing Of Juvenile Fish A Major Threat Overfishing, especially of juveniles, had however brought the beloved species to the brink of extinction when Slow Food Istanbul . Endorsing the campaign, Slow Food International president Carlos Petrini reminisced about grilled bluefish he had eaten in istanbul ma...

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