Media Center

Welcome to our Media Center. Here you'll find our latest news and press releases. 

Members of the media can reach us by contacting:

Brett Tolley, community organizer, brett (at) namanet (dot) org, 718-570-2377

Niaz Dorry, coordinating director, niaz (at) namanet (dot) org, 508-982-3748

Recent press releases

Two national organizations fighting on the front lines for a just food system have decided to share their strength and leadership to increase their collective impact. The Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) and the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) announced that, as of May 1, Niaz Dorry will lead the work of both organizations. Dorry has been the coordinating director of NAMA for a decade and has served as an NFFC board member for the past eight years; treasurer for the past two.

Gloucester, MA: Today, individuals representing 76 businesses and organizations along with the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) delivered a public letter to Fulton Street Fish Market asking them to discontinue their “Community Supported Fishery” (CSF) marketing campaign on the basis of “dishonest and values-deprived” advertising.

While yesterday's sentencing of Carlos Rafael successfully took a corrupt abuser of fishery resources off the ocean temporarily, another fishing company is already gearing up to capitalize on the opportunity to fill the Codfather's shoes.

“Know your fisherman!” “Know your seafood!” These are two of the key themes of the storytelling and community building at the Slow Fish New Orleans 2016 event, to be held March 10-13 at The Old U.S. Mint. Fishermen, chefs, scientists, students, activists and those who create community around seafood from all over North America will be uniting in stories, food, music and art to address the successes and challenges of the common vision for good, clean and fair seafood to all. 

Fed up with policies designed to consolidate the fishing industry and privatize the rights to fish, a group of community-based fishermen and their supporters will gather at the New England Fisheries Management Council’s (NEFMC) meeting in Plymouth, MA this coming Wednesday, September 30th. Reporters covering business, environment, food, and politics are encouraged to attend. Download the full press advisory.