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 …

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. …

A Chefs Camp in Philly, new podcasts, and more!

Sure signs of Spring have arrived with warmer weather here in the Northeast, animals migrating, birds singing, bees buzzing, and flowers blooming. Even more exciting though is how much energy …

The Fishing Industry on the Suncoast is Struggling

The commercial fishing industry is struggling to survive. Big business, has taken over the industry, and the Suncoast local fisherman, are struggling to make a living.  “As far as making …

Building Local Power: Graying of the Fleet

Twenty-five years ago, there were over 2,000 commercial shrimp boats in Mississippi. Today, that number has fallen to around 200. This trend is not unique to Mississippi: Across U.S. coastlines, …

The Catch Share Reform Coalition goes to Congress

The Catch Share Reform Consortium, including Scituate, Mass. draggerman Tim Barrett and fishermen from around the U.S., is in Washington, D.C. urging Congress to stop consolidation of quota by foreign …

Fishermen In DC To Call For Catch Share Reform

ADVISORY/RELEASE Commercial fishermen from across the United States have banded together to express concern over predatory leasing and consolidation of fishing quota in the hands of private equity firms and …

Birds, Bees, Worms, and Beavers!

Read the newsletter To start the year, the NAMA team gathered together in mid-January to discuss the year ahead, and we came up with some big plans! Perhaps the best …

Check it out — a new FoodPrint report!

As we reflect on 2022 and look forward to 2023 we’re looking forward to another year of cracking down on private equity companies controlling our fisheries while at the same …

National release: FDA assessment of GE salmon

New FDA assessment of AquaBounty’s genetically engineered salmon challenged by environmental, food, Indigenous advocates. Organizations across the country come together in mounting opposition against the biotech company, with three coordinated …