The Regulatory Process for Fisheries Management
Created by the NMFS Northeast Regional Office
New England Fishery Management Council Process
Created by the New England Fishery Management Staff in March 2011.
National Marine Fisheries Service Policy Process
Created by the NMFS Northeast Science Center
A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA
This guide is to help the public and organizations who are concerned about the environmental effects of federal decision making. It offers ways to participate and get involved in the process.
Letter to the Editor Sample #1 - Fishing Families
Help us spread the word by writing to your local newspapers. Our team at the Fish Locally Collaborative created 2 Letter-to-the-Editor samples that offer perspectives for both fishing families (#1) and concerned community members (#2). Feel free to adapt either template as necessary. Your support counts!
Letter to the Editor Sample #2 - Food Community
Petition to Maintain Fleet Diversity
We know that maintaining fleet diversity matters to our coastal communities, the health of our ocean, and the quality of food that ends up on our plates. Right now our New England fishery decision-makers are discussing a vision for fleet diversity, what that means, and ways to achieve that vision. Please show your support for the principals outlined in this petition by sending an e-mail with your name and contact info. to Brett Tolley. Thank you.
- Food Sovereignty Booklet
- Who Fishes Matters Seafood Card
- Who Fishes Matters - A Call to Action
What is a CSF?
Community Supported Fishery (CSF) programs are springing up everywhere. Download the brochure to read more about why CSFs are integral to solving the ecological, economic and social issues facing fisheries and fishing communities.
Everyone wants to know what seafood is green enough to eat. One's taste for seafood is often dictated by culture, geography, religion, tradition, income, and, of course, taste. Whatever your reason for wanting seafood, we at NAMA are not a big fan of declaring any specific seafood "green."
Instead of telling you what specific seafood is "green enough" to eat, our Green Seafood guidelines offer some general points to keep in mind when and if you choose or have to eat seafood.
Green Jobs on the Blue Ocean
Sustainable food providers and distributors should be at the top of everyone’s list of green jobs. Seafood is no exception. Fishermen who pledge to ethical codes that support the recovery and sustainability of wild fish populations and their ecosystems are green collar fishermen. Across the country, fishermen are signing up to fish sustainably, catch less and make more by marketing locally and creatively.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes is about connecting family farmers and community based fishermen. The policy decisions that have turned farms into food production machines with grave ecological, health and economic consequences are being mirrored on the marine side. Fishing is being turned into a highly extractive industry with similar consequences.
Area Management FAQ
A primer on area management for the New England Fishery Management Council's Groundfish Plan Development Team.
Daniel Pauly Chart
Chart created by Daniel Pauly in 2006 that contrasts the impacts of small scale vs. large scale fisheries.