Sustainable Seafood Guide

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Purpose of this Guide This guide aims to provide a high-level overview of the seafood landscape in order to empower folks in making seafood purchasing decisions. It’s important to note …

Introducing Our New Board President

Jason Jarvis

March 27, 2020 Friends, fellow fishers, and community advocates, My name is Jason Jarvis, a commercial fisherman from Westerly, Rhode Island. I have served on NAMA’s board for the past …

NAMA & COVID-19 – A Message To Our Community

Dear friends, These are scary times causing a great deal of anxiety for many. The news about the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus continues, and in many ways feels …

Accountability in the New Seafood Movement

Sea to Table Exposè Offers Valuable Teaching Moment for Community-Based Fisheries Photo credit: Associated Press This post comes from Brett Tolley, NAMA’s National Program Coordinator.  See our additional statement to the press. A recent Associated …

America the Bountiful Tour 2018

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Exciting news! The tour website, americathebountiful.org is up and running. Check out the new site to read our blog and learn more about the national tour! Now that the Northwest …

Kathy Ozer’s Hat

A reflection by Niaz Dorry on the process of stepping into a new role. Dorry is NAMA’s Coordinating Director and as of May 1st is also the director of the National …

Kathy Ozer’s Hat

A reflection by Niaz Dorry on the process of stepping into a new role. Dorry is NAMA’s Coordinating Director and as of May 1st is also the director of the National …

Talking Fisheries Activism with Naseegh Jaffer

Dateline: Cape Town, South Africa Author: Paul Molyneaux The International Planning Committee (IPC) comprised of representatives from grassroots organizations around the world, brings the voices of small scale food producers, …

NOAA vs. The Codfather

This blog is by NAMA’s Coordinating Director, Niaz Dorry. The sentencing of Carlos Rafael – who self identifies as the Codfather – is currently scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, September …

Fishermen and Local Community Talk Fish

Nourish restaurant in Lexington, MA brought local fishermen and fisherwoman together with members of the community to talk fish.  Community folks learned why some of our local fishermen fish, what …

Shame on NOAA

This post comes from Brett Tolley, NAMA’s community organizer. Did you hear about the case of the ‘Codfather’ and how New England’s largest fleet owner recently pled guilty to charges …

Defining “family fishermen”

This post comes from NAMA’s Coordinating Director, Niaz Dorry. We often are asked “what do you mean by family fishermen” or community-based fishermen, or a Big Box Boat. I have …