NAMA joins broad coalition opposing factory fish farms. “Factory farms have no place in the ocean or on land,” said Shannon Eldredge, Board President for the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance. “NAMA supports the Keep Fin Fish Free Act because raising fish in massive cages in federal waters is completely against the public interest and will not solve our food system crisis. These large-scale operations are toxic and harmful to human health, the environment and our fishing industry.”
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.
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.
New England’s community-based fishermen and supporters to demonstrate against corporate consolidation and inaction by fisheries policy makers
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.
For Immediate Release: August 17, 2015
Seafood Throwdown Brings the ABCs of GMOs to the Market
Chefs from Common Crow and Addison Gilbert Hospital Set to Compete
Wearing orange “Who Fishes Matters” t-shirts, dozens of students, fishermen, healthcare representatives, and food system advocates showed up at the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) yesterday demanding that NEFMC stop the corporate takeover of the ocean and