It Takes a Region – NESAWG 2016



Join us at this year’s Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group for the Fisheries, Food, and Health: Finding Common Ground Across Domains of the Food System discussion featuring Dave Love, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future; Elvis Mendez, National Guestworker Alliance; Julius Kolawole of African Alliance of Rhode Island; and our own Brett Tolley and moderated by Patricia Pinto Da Silva, NOAA;  Jillian Fry, Center for a Livable Future.

Here is the topic description:

Fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants (seafood) are an integral part of human economies, societies, cultures, and health. The US national dietary recommendations call for increasing seafood consumption, yet questions remain about whether a significant increase can be achieved while improving equitability and sustainability. These complex and interrelated sets of challenges in the seafood sector serve as a jumping-off point for this session about the intersection of fisheries, health, and food systems. Wrestling with these issues will help clarify opportunities for Northeast seafood businesses, civil society, and governments as they relate to a sustainable food system.