This opinion piece by Brett Tolley appeared in the September issue of Commercial Fisheries News and shines a spotlight on the drivers of catch share programs including the Charles Koch Foundation, Walton Family Foundation of Walmart, and others. Time to fix New England's catch share policy now!
We are honored to have a guest post up on our blog from Dr. Joanne Burke, the Thomas W Haas Professor in Sustainable Food Systems in the Sustainability Institute at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Read on for her clear take on Paul Ryan's plan to address poverty in America.
Hey... Let's Rock The Boat on Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:30-9:30pm at the Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA. Dance to the music of singer-songwriter Chelsea Berry and groove to the tunes of Bob Marley tribute band Hope Road. Enjoy food provided by supportive restaurants and hospitals - yes we said hospitals! - creating delicious bites using regional sea and land food. Snack on vegetarian raviolis rolled out all night by Joe Gatto of "From Scratch" TV. Imbibe on some local beer, wine and healthy sodas. Learn from thoughtful chefs. Take part in a silent auction. Celebrate our living fishing economies. And support our efforts to keep rocking the boat!
COMMON GROUND COUNTRY FAIR SEAFOOD THROWDOWN
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Unity - Common Ground Fair at 294 Crosby Brook Road
Come Join us! Chef Bobby Will from Fathom restaurant in Bar Harbor will go up against Chef Cassady Pappas from Havana also of Bar Harbor.
Bobby has always been driven towards seasonal, farm to table cooking and off the grid, underutilized fish.
Cassady consistently seeks out New England farmers and fishermen to purchase products that taste great, and are great for the environment and local economy.
While they work, Emcee Patrick Shepard of Stonington-based Penobscot East Resource Center will be keeping the mic alive with a host of special guests.
Seafood Throwdowns are designed to be fun events that help the public understand the ecological, social, food system, and economic importance of locally caught seafood and community-based fisheries.
For more information, please contact Patrick Shepard at 207-367-2708 or Cynthia Bush at 978-281-6934
It's Seafood Throwdown season! Check out this video from the Slow Food Youth team at the University of New Hampshire who organized the first ever youth-led Seafood Throwdown. Also check out their work in transforming UNH's seafood buying policies.
Watch Shannon Eldrege talk about why going to Farm Aid in 2013 was inspirational and important. For six years we've been facilitating getting fishermen to Farm Aid and fishing issues incorporated in the Farm Aid family's conversation. Every year our connections get stronger, the lessons shared and learned on the road to Farm Aid more fruitful, and elevated the profile of community based fishermen higher. Help us meet our goal of getting more Farm Aid again this year. Support our Indiegogo campaign today!