Meet Our Newest Board Members!

Greetings from Georgia! I had the honor of spending a few days last week in Savannah at our annual board retreat. This one was particularly special as we welcomed four …

Diving into Bluewashing!

Our coalition Don’t Cage our Oceans organized a membership gathering in DC last week and to borrow a phrase that you might hear during a March Madness basketball game, we …

Wild Fisheries are Dead?!

As we close out Black History Month and head into March, I wanted to share this post from Movement Education Outdoors with you. Movement Education Outdoors is an organization connecting Rhode Island …

Sailing into 2024! All Aboard!

We kicked off 2024 with a staff retreat in Gloucester, MA, where we had the chance to collectively dream and scheme. When our team talks about NAMA’s work, we often use …

2023 Year End Recap

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Fishing for Hope

When people ask me where I find hope in times like these, I always refer to our collective work. Hope is what a fisherman has each time they put gear …

Emeril Cooks features Anna Marie Shrimp

Looking for a couple of dinner ideas? Watch this episode of Emeril Cooks featuring Lance Nacio and Anna Marie Shrimp! Watch the episode for free here.

How American Fishermen Lost the Right to Fish

Check out this video from More Perfect Union – How American Fishermen Lost The Right To Fish. The video dives into how the Catch Share system has consolidated fisheries around …

By Land or By Sea… Opposing Factory Farming

Please join us in welcoming three people to the NAMA team: Andrianna Natsoulas, James Mitchell, and Casey Willson. Together, they make the trio who is moving the Don’t Cage Our Oceans Coalition …

The Aquaculture Values Report is here!

In the September 2023 newsletter, we share the Aquaculture Values Report, give you the latest on the Blue Harvest shutdown, and share the comment letter sent to NOAA regarding the …

NAMA Statement on Blue Harvest Shutting Down

Download the StatementFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2023 Statement of the North American Marine Alliance (NAMA) on Private Equity Firm’s Failure ———————————————— Congress must immediately enact a moratorium against Catch …

NAMA Aquaculture Values Report

Download the report!NAMA Aquaculture Visioning ReportCheck out NAMA’s Aquaculture Values Report! After the release of the FoodPrint of Farmed Seafood, network members expressed a need for proactive values and member vision-driven reports …

Big News: Improving ARCTIC Act

NAMA and the Fish Locally Collaborative have been working hard to uplift community-based seafood for years. We’ve told our decision-makers what we need. We’ve written letters, gathered together, taken part …

Shrimp imports threaten U.S. Gulf fleet

Southern shrimpers, facing record low prices, choose to stay at the dock.  In places like Delacroix, La., shrimp fishermen are looking at $1.10 for 16 to 20 count brown shrimp. …

No AQUAA Act. No Industrial Fish Farms

PROBLEM: Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture Act, S. 1861 or the “AQUAA Act” was introduced in the Senate on June 8th, 2023 by Senator Wicker (R-MS) with …

Salmon Warriors: Mel Brown

The people of Bristol Bay have been fighting for so long to protect the land that supports the nurseries of salmon that have returned to the people for millennia. A …