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, National Program Coordinator, at brett (at) namanet (dot) org, 718-570-2377

Recent press releases

Two years ago, we ​applauded the conviction and sentencing of Carlos “Codfather” Rafael for seafood fraud and tax evasion, but warned about the risk that his assets would be sold to another seafood mogul or big corporation, leading to yet another single player controlling too much of the seafood supply chain and thus jeopardizing the integrity of the seafood economy and marine ecosystem. We recommended that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seize all of Mr. Rafael’s boats and permits, and reallocate his fishing quota to a diverse range of fishermen across the New England region, excluding any individuals or entities that control an excessive share (2% or greater) of quota for any groundfish species. 

Opponents of offshore finfish aquaculture joined hundreds of people in a March for the Oceans in Washington, DC to demand a halt to the development of industrial ocean fish farms wearing pins and carrying signs with the hashtag “#dontcageouroceans”. Read related later here.

As an organization committed to a seafood system that values the ocean, fishing communities, and all those whose hands touch the fish, we have deep concerns over what has been revealed in the recent AP expose of national distributor Sea to Table and its implications for the new values-based seafood movement.

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.