Past Events


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The Local Catch Network, SalmonState and Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) are hosting a virtual briefing to discuss COVID-19's impacts on the United State's independent community-based food producers. Fishing and farming leaders will be sharing their stories, especially the challenges and opportunities that they are navigating during this pandemic. 


Boston Jerkfest Live!

Join us for our first ever Virtual Seafood Throwdown! This free admission Caribbean Foodie virtual festival will give the audience an opportunity to celebrate all things spicy and hot in the comfort of their homes. This virtual event will feature local Jamaican jerk spiced food, live music and cultural performances for the whole family! The festival is free, but donations are welcomed to cover expenses related to technology, artists, staff and promotions. NAMA's own Brett Tolley will judge the throwdown while board President Jason Jarvis will emcee! Find out more and get tickets here


Fire Drill Friday As an extension of #WorldOceansDay, join us for our virtual #FireDrillFriday as our own coordinator Niaz Dorry joins Jane Fonds, Ted Danson, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, and Greenpeace Oceans Director John Hocevar, and Sylvia Earle. 


Salmon, The Fish That Keeps Giving

This webinar focuses on the magic of salmon, an amazingly resilient fish that uniquely connects ocean to land. It has shaped ecosystems, cultures and communities on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts since time immemorial, and still plays a very prevalent role all along the North Pacific coast.

In many ways, the story of salmon mirrors the story of humans, and can give us valuable insight into our future, especially in these difficult Covid 19 times. Challenges are everywhere and the decisions we make now have long-term implications for all.

Through the story of those who live on the water and in communities that depend on salmon and know it intimately, this webinar hopes to get you hooked to this bountiful fish, and eager to join the effort of those on the front lines to save forests and rivers salmon thrive in … and in many ways, to save ourselves.

Recording now available here


Small is Bountiful Webinar Series: Leave No One Behind

Arguing from human rights perspective, the webinar will first illustrate how human rights data can help identify challenges and opportunities when states implement SDG target 14.b on access of small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets, including the commitment by states to leave no one behind. Next, the webinar will discuss challenges and opportunities in implementing SDG target 14.b with examples from the North and the South.


  • Sofie Gry Fridal Hansen, DIHR, Denmark
  • Alicia Said, MCAST, Malta
  • Cristina Pita, U. of Averiro, Portugal
  • Joe Zelasney, FAO, Italy


  • Josh Stoll, Local Catch Network, USA
  • Niaz Dorry, NAMA, USA

Find More Info Here

Recording Available Here


Slow Fish: Crew Together Webinar 2

We're keeping the momentum going from the first Slow Fish Crew Together Webinar held on March 20 -- what would have been the first full day of programming for Slow Fish 2020. The next installment in the series will be April 17 at 1 p.m. ET where we'll explore resilience in the time of Covid-19 and beyond.

Speakers include

  • Paul and Denise Pouliet of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People
  • Steve Kurian, Wild for Salmon
  • Kayla Cox, New England Fishmongers
  • Sherry Pocknett of the Wampanoag Tribe
  • Pauline Terbasket, Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • Caroline Bennett, Slow Food & Slow Fish UK
  • Kelly Collins Geiser, Slow Food San Francisco

Music and Poetry by 

  • Melanie Brown
  • Wade Fernandez 
  • Pat Dixon

The recording is now available here.


SINEJoin Sine Fellow Katherine Miller for a live webinar on "The True Cost of Food" w/ her guests Devita Davison, Jamila Robinson, and NAMA's Niaz Dorry. Register to get the webinar link:

Local Catch Webinar 4/8/2020

Interested in hearing more about SBA loans to support the fishing industry? What bills are in the pipeline to support small- and community-based fisheries? 
Join us for a webinar to better understand 
to support small- and community-based fishing businesses across country during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be joined by the SBA, the US House on Natural Resources Committee, and Castlemain Group: 

  • Amy K. Bassett, District Director, Maine District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Lora Snyder, Staff Director, Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee, House on Natural Resources Committee. 
  • Christy Whitmore, Business Development Advisor, Castlemain Group, a liaison between the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative and 24 Commercial Fishery Enterprises in British Columbia

Register is required.


LCNCOVID-19 has impacted all facets of life. Our Local Catch Network is providing a webinar on Tuesday, March 31, at 1pm EST for fishers, community organizers, and other interested parties to share valuable insight and be in community together. To register visit


Local Catch COVID-19Please join us and our partners at Local Catch for an online forum for fishermen, community organizers, and other interested parties to share updates, lessons learned, and critical information that will help strengthen our food system and fishermen’s markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register here.