Summer 2022

Slow Fish North America receives funding to hire its first Network Coordinator

April 2022

NAMA’s updated Strategic Plan is adopted.


March 2022

Don’t Cage Our Oceans sends a letter to the Biden Administration urging them to revoke a federal order to fast-track industrial aquaculture. More than 9 million individuals and 250,000 businesses across the country were represented, including 5,000 fishing businesses and 70,000 food producers. 

March 2021

Slow Fish 2021, a virtual gathering takes place, spanning two weekends. Speakers from around the world shared their expertise, struggles, stories, and hopes for the future. Attendees dove deep to talk about the seafood supply chain, Indigenous access to food sources, aquaculture, and more. Check out the full event report.

May 29, 2018 - July 29, 2018

America the Bountiful Tour


May 1, 2018

NAMA and NFFC adopt the Shared Leadership Model

April 14, 2018 - April 16, 2018

Slow Fish San Francisco takes place

March 10-12, 2016

Slow Fish New Orleans (NOLA) takes place


The Fish Locally Collaborative (FLC) launches the Know Your Fisherman campaign, aimed at amplifying small-to-mid-scale domestic commercial fishermen and their products. The campaign included a pledge from seafood buyers.

Spring 2016

The approved 2016 Strategic plan is implemented which built on the founding principles of NAMA, celebrated the victories and challenges of the 2008 strategic plan, and paved the way to fuel a real RevolOcean. This Strategic Plan laid out our Theory of Change. Out of our time at the 2016 strategic planning retreat with the board of trustees emerged a clear sense of the three roles that we play in the broader ecosystem within which we work: the birds, the bees, and the worms. These three roles – big picture viewing, pollinating, and fortifying – are our strengths as an organization, individual staff, and board of trustees. What sets us apart from others are our roles combined with our values, as we have restated and reframed in our new strategic plan, and our commitment to being servant leaders of the fishermen with whom we work. To read more about these unique roles, check out our How We Work.

March 2013

NAMA attended the first US Food Sovereignty Alliance Assembly, putting out the terms “ocean grabs” and “fish grabs” at a combined USFSA/CMSC workshop.

May 2013

The First international Slow Fish gathering happens in Genoa, Italy.

February 2013

Who Fishes Matters Tour Begins

January 2013

  • The FLC has its first co-organizer meeting
  • The Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean Campaign is launched in collaboration with Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness.

December 2012

NAMA formally becomes a member of Food Solutions New England.

November 2012

Began work with the On The Commons Project around protecting the ocean commons

September 2012

  • A delegation from within our networks is present at La Via Campesina
  • Our first time supplying seafood to Farm Aid
  • NAMA is included in a segment of America’s Heartland TV Show on Gloucester

August 2012

NAMA becomes partners with 1% for the Planet

June 2012

  • Presented on Community Supported Fisheries (CSFs) at Strategies for a New Economy Conference
  • Collaborated with Why Hunger to include fisheries content in their website


NAMA incorporated as an independent, non-profit organization


NAMA is founded to gather diverse fishery stakeholders together and design a new approach to managing fisheries