Past Events

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This webinar series was developed as a collaborative response to the reports, by the Associated Press and others, regarding seafood fraud and violations of principles that support the local seafood movement and values-based fishing businesses. During this webinar series, we’ll dive into these complex and alarming issues. Some important questions to consider: How do we, as a community, hold each other accountable for violations of the Core Values that advance the movement? How do we instill, grow, rebuild, and repair trust throughout the seafood supply chain?


Webinar 1: Good, Clean, Fair Seafood Supply Chains 

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The goal of this webinar was to initiate a discussion on the domestic seafood system’s transformation toward a more localized, transparent, trustworthy connection between fish harvesters and consumers via open, honest dialogue about current challenges and collaboration on how to address them. We heard from community organizers, fishermen, and seafood dealers about opportunities and challenges facing values-based seafood systems. Click here for speaker bios.


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Webinar 2: Building Accountability in Seafood

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What is the legal framework in the US that defines seafood fraud and how do we enforce these laws? Turns out it’s a complex system involving multiple agencies with different standards,  resources, and priorities. This webinar will focus on current systems for combating fraud, some of the inherent challenges, and what we can do to address some of those challenges. Join Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) and a panel of experts who help make the policy, who understand how we enforce it, and who work to bring about meaningful change discuss what’s at stake and why we need to have these conversations. Click here for speaker bios.


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9 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA 01915


Hayley Jane and the Primates Fundraiser for NAMA 


Hayley Jane and the Primates - Boston's award-winning Americana/Soul/Rock & Roll band - make their Beverly debut to benefit Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA).

Local rising star Quentin Callewaert opens.

"Jane's dynamic vocals have a delicacy that touches the heart and also a raw power that can drive one into a frenzy" 



191 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA

2018 SBN Award Winners

Join us on Thursday, November 15 from 7:00 to 10:00pm

Arts at the Armory

191 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA


The party features a catered light local dinner from Fresh Food Generation & drinks, silent auction, live music, awards ceremony & more!

Niaz Dorry is the featured keynote speaker and special guest emcee, WBUR's Robin Young.

Newfoundland, CN

ffawThe Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW-Unifor) represents approximately 15,000 working women and men throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, most of whom are employed in the fishing industry. They also have members working in the hotel, hospitality, brewing, metal fabrication, and oil industries.

NAMA's Brett Tolley will be speaking at this year's convention to discuss protecting and promoting the inshore fishery. Read more about FFAW here

Industry City, 274 36th St, Brooklyn, NY

Food Loves Tech logoFounded in 2016, Food Loves Tech is a first-of-its-kind education by entertainment innovation expo, focusing on how technology shapes and changes the way we cultivate and consume food. We even reach beyond digital products to embrace new and alternative ingredients, best practices, sustainability, composting, and shifts back toward more simplistic approaches.

NAMA Community Organizer Julianna Fischer will be speaking on a panel titled, "Can Tech Help Save Our Oceans?" Tickets are available here.

Philadelphia 201 Hotel, 201 North 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

NESAWG Conference

It takes a region to cultivate a transformative food system that  is in right relationship to people, place, and planet.

Get to know more about this year's theme - Cultivating a Transformative Food System - and the incredible plenary speakers who will be sharing their stories and solutions. Don't miss visionaries like Charlyn Griffith, Niaz Dorry, Leah Penniman, Lan Dinh, Neftali Duran, Brandy Brooks, and more! 

Learn more and register here.

University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

GI 35

As a member of the hosting committee, NAMA invites you to join us in celebrating Grassroots International's 35 years of Resistance, Resilience and Power!

The 35th Anniversary celebration will feature:

  • Global movement leaders – those on the frontline of challenging the root causes of injustice and creating alternative systems to “live well”
  • International feminisms, including US organizations connecting across borders
  • Updates on the impact and vision of Grassroots International
  • Gorgeous views of the Boston Harbor with delicious food and cash bar
  • Grooving music from Zili Misik
  • And much more!

Schedule of events:

  • 4:30 – 6:00 PM: Pre-event panel with Global Partners (free and open to the public)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Registration, hors d’oeuvres and reception
  • 7:00 – 10:00 PM: Program followed by dancing!

Honorary Host Co-chairs (partial list):

  • Naomi Klein – Journalist and author
  • Elizabeth Mpofu – General Coordinator of La Via Campesina and founding member of Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum
  • Nancy Murray – Human rights leader and Palestine activist
  • Graça Samo – International Coordinator of the World March of Women
  • Robert Zevin – Leader in socially responsible investment, activist and social change advocate

Honorary Host Committee members include:

  • Angela Adrar (Climate Justice Alliance)
  • Edie Allen
  • Medea Benjamin (Code Pink)
  • Mark Bittman (Author, food columnist)
  • Nancy Braus and Richard Geidel
  • José Toscano Bravo (Just Transition Alliance)
  • Niaz Dorry (Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance)
  • Jason Franklin
  • Hayat Imam (Dorchester People for Peace)
  • Kate Kroeger (Urgent Action Fund)
  • Solome Lemma (Thousand Currents)
  • Micky McKinley (Solidaire)
  • Howard Mechanic
  • Terry Odendahl (Global Greengrants Fund)
  • Amelie Ratliff
  • Alice Rothchild and Dan Klein
  • Opal Tometi (Black Organizing for Leadership and Development)
  • Gina Athena Ulysse
  • Cindy Wiesner (Grassroots Global Justice Alliance)
McKinney, TX


Bellingham, WA

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