An online round table discussion hosted by Food Solutions New England. Make sure you’re on our mailing list for invitations to more events coming up in the series over the fall, winter and spring.
Make sure you get out and VOTE November 3rd! Find your polling place here!
The WFFP Youth Assembly will happen Tuesday October 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm CET (11 am ET). NAMA's Elliott Snow will join Youth Fisher Peoples from around the world to discuss:
- what it's like to be a youth in fisheries and fisheries organizations
- the challenges faced by youth within their organizations
- the importance of having a space for young people in movements such as WFFP
Check out the WFFP Youth Assembly Facebook Event for updated details.
Join Doug Feeney, Seth Rolbein, Jamie Basset, and NAMA's own Brett Tolley on the Cape Cod Net Zero 2020 Conference for a panel discussion: "Local Seafood: Green Jobs on the blue Ocean." From national to local, learn some key issues facing the fishing community and how local leaders are adapting amidst climate change and COVID 19 challenges with entrepreneurial opportunities. Find more details here.
Can't Cage the Ocean: A Virtual Rally Against Corporate and Colonial Expansion
The oceans surrounding Turtle Island are under attack by corporations seeking to further exploit & privatize water!
Join us for a digital rally **with live music** to take action to stop these & other attacks on indigenous sovereignty -- locally and globally, from Turtle Island to Palestine!
- Learn about the corporation Aquabounty’s plans to release GMO salmon & what this means for indigenous communities
- Take action to stop the AQUAA Act from paving the way for factory fish farms & corporate consolidation in federal waters
-Discuss the intersections of colonization, corporate control, and water here and abroad
Check out the recording here!
Of all of the dramatic shifts 2020 has wrought, we find ourselves at a food system crossroads as the huge industrial supply chains that made food a globalized commodity essentially broke down last spring. Finding standard proteins and produce became a challenge.
However, essential workers like local farmers and fish harvesters who had already established some form of direct sales within and around their communities thrived. Their operations experienced rapid, massive growth simply by doing what they’ve always been doing. Imagine that: Returning to our roots as hunter-gatherers finding food close to the source.
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.
Registration link coming soon!
Join Our Wicked Fish while they host a month-long, statewide virtual seafood cook-off! Click here to find more information about the competition and RSVP to enter yourself!
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!
Two 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!
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.