Featured Event

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SBN Virtual Seafood ThrowdownTwo Local Chefs. One Mystery Fish. The Competition is ON!

This year we will be joined by Chef Annabel Rabiyah of Awafi Kitchen and Chef Ricardo Monroy who will face off against each other in a chef throwdown that will feature the use of fresh local seafood and local ingredients.

How will the chefs battle it out to produce the tastiest local seafood dish? Tune in to find out! Register Here! 

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Stand up for your rights - let them hear us!! Our Gulf is not for sale!

Stop Fish Farms! The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to issue a permit to the first industrial aquaculture facility in the Gulf of Mexico, without any opportunity for the public to weigh in. This attempt to silence stakeholders goes against democracy and existing law, and we won’t stand for it! So we’re taking matters into our own hands to ensure our voices are heard. RSVP now - Join from your phone or computer with the zoom link (to be provided upon RSVP). Register here! 

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Slow Fish : Crew Together This webinar will feature stories from those in the seafood supply chain whose markets have grown with direct sales within a localized economy. We’ll hear what they’re doing to expand their operations and bring more people into the conversation about locally sourced seafood. And we’ll explore which narratives and business models are worth replicating elsewhere to continue changing the direction of our local seafood systems.

Recent Newsletters

  • Even as we’re all struggling to stay afloat during these uncertain times, we must be vigilant as “solutions” are offered, that we don’t let the wool be pulled over our eyes. In recent weeks, we’ve seen a surge of propaganda promoting “sustainable” industrial farmed fish and a disturbing narrative that industrial aquaculture (read: factory fish farming) will solve food insecurity. We’re here to tell you that this messaging is false. We’ve seen this before. Big corporations swoop in making grandiose promises to support communities (economical gains, jobs, security, etc.) but the aftermath of these sweeping moves has left communities with low-wage jobs, privatized industries, and displaced residents while the big companies have depleted resources in order to fatten their pockets and control commodities. As we work tirelessly to steer Congress to support communities during this pandemic, we also need to remind Congress of the mistakes of the past. Mistakes that, if repeated, could have a catastrophic impact on hard working communities, especially amidst a global pandemic. The recent victory in the Gulf of Mexico, in which the court of appeals upheld the decision to prohibit offshore aquaculture is indicative of our power when we stand together. Now, it’s important to direct that power to voice our dissent with the latest push for the AQUAA act.  

  • As we near the end of summer, we’re stoked to celebrate fishing communities across the nation that have proved their innovation and resiliency during this pandemic. Even though our pleas for Congress to expand the stimulus packages in support of these communities have yet to be fully realized, we’ve made strong strides. Just last week the Senate passed a stimulus bill that designates $500M for fisheries. This is from our hard work and relentless pushing. But it’s not over yet. As we work tirelessly to hold Congress accountable, let’s continue to hype the communities of fishers who have been working from dawn to dusk (and to dawn again) to provide us with healthy seafood. Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen incredible stories uplifted by our networks and during the past couple of weeks, we’ve been spotlighting our own series that gives an inside look at what #FishingDuringCOVID19 has meant for these communities.

  • This June, in celebration of World Oceans Month, our community came together in a big way. On June 8th we joined Too Big to Ignore’s international panel series highlighting small-scale fisheries around the world. And on June 15, we stormed the Twitter gates in a blitz campaign to tell our decision-makers that #FishermenAreEssential and to #HelpUsHelpYou provide seafood to local and regional communities in need. Read more.