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Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA)

NAMA’s mission is to restore and enhance an enduring marine system supporting a healthy diversity and an abundance of marine life and human uses through a self-organizing and self-governing organization.

NAMA is a regional organization working with ecologically minded, community based fishermen and fishing community advocates on policy and market transformation. We are a fishermen-led organization that promotes the social, economic, environmental and food system contributions of small-scale, community based fisheries. We advocate for policies and practices that will:

  • Transform markets: Our programs and events facilitate direct connections between consumers and fishermen.
  • Influence policy: We work with fishery managers to support small-scale, community-based fishers through policy decisions.
  • Build community: We collaborate with like-minded fishing communities, food and farming activists, local economy advocates, academics, scientists, businesses and others interested in knowing where their food comes from, who catches/grows their food, and who are motivated to work to transform policies and flawed systems.