NAMA Weighs In

To facilitate the transformations we seek, we often have to communicate with policy makers. Although sometimes we go solo, our goal is to join others who share our vision for the future of our oceans. Here are a collection of letters that lay out positions taken by NAMA and/or our projects on various issues from fisheries to persistent pollutants to climate change.

From time to time, we'll also upload supporting documents here that are not necessarily NAMA's.

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.

To combat the wave of multibillion dollar mega-mergers all across the farm and food industry, NAMA joined over 200 organizations in showing broad-based support for the principles of fairness and equity in farm markets in this letter to Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. 

In October 2017 we submitted this written testimony to the U.S. Senate as part of their public comment period for the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Management and Conservation Act Reauthorization. We call attention to issues surrounding Catch Share policy, democratic empowerment, and non fishing impacts like climate change.

In February 2017 we submitted this letter to NOAA and the regional fisheries management council outlining how they have undermined the democratic process in their efforts to protect status quo and further support privatization and consolidation through Catch Shares.

NAMA joined over 100 organizations representing millions of members and supporters in support of level funding for the United States Chemical Safety Board (CSB) during fiscal year 2018 (FY18). This small agency, which operates with a staff of about 40 employees and an annual budget of just under $12 million, is critical for ensuring the safety of American workers and communities. 

NAMA joined over 100 organizations representing millions of members and supporters in support of level funding for the United States Chemical Safety Board (CSB) during fiscal year 2018 (FY18). This small agency, which operates with a staff of about 40 employees and an annual budget of just under $12 million, is critical for ensuring the safety of American workers and communities. 

NAMA joined 137 farmer, consumer, and environmental groups deeply concerned about growing concentration in the agricultural products sector and, in particular, about the proposed merger of Monsanto Company and Bayer AG. This is in line with NAMA's objections to the consolidation within the fishing industry

NAMA joined over 100 organizations representing millions of members and supporters objecting to the false premise that public safeguards are holding back our nation and to express our deep concern over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently noticed process for evaluating existing regulations that can be “repealed, replaced, or modified.”