Slow Fish 201 – Role of the Consumer: Building relationships for better seafood supply chains


Speaker Bios

Colles Stowell launched the non-profit One Fish Foundation in 2015 to talk to students of all ages about such critical issues as how seafood is harvested or farmed, climate change impacts on marine ecosystems, and fisheries management policies. The One Fish Foundation mission is to ensure students, their parents and local communities understand that where their seafood comes from, how and when it was harvested and even by whom matters.

Patty Lovera is the Policy Director at Food & Water Watch. She coordinates the food team. Patty has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in environmental policy from the University of Michigan. Before joining Food & Water Watch, Patty was the deputy director of the energy and environment program at Public Citizen and a researcher at the Center for Health, Environment and Justice.

Capt. Tim Rider can be seen fishing and delivering fish on most days at New England Fishmongers.  Fishing since he was 6 years old, he’s worked party/charter and commercial fishing for over 20 years. Tim is former New Hampshire Roadracer of the Year and still holds the NH half marathon record for 33 year olds. Capt. Tim grew up in Bedford, NH and attended the University of New Mexico on an athletic scholarship.

Charlie Lambert was born and raised in the Bay Area and has been an avid fishermen since a young age. He received his Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies, focusing on Fisheries Management from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2011. Prior to launching Ocean2table with friend and fellow fisherman Ian Cole, Charlie worked for the Department of Fish and Game as a Field Biologist.

Evan Mallett is Chef and Co-owner of Black Trumpet in Portsmouth, N.H. A staunch and vocal advocate for local sourcing, Evan has promoted the use of local, responsibly harvested seafood from his earliest days of cooking in Washington, D.C., to Boston, Mexico and now New Hampshire. He is a five-time James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef, Northeast, and he is actively involved as a board member with Chefs Collaborative, Slow Food Seacoast and the Heirloom Harvest Project.

Kirk Hardcastle earned a degree from UC Santa Cruz in Marine Biology & Environmental Physiology after growing up with the concept of terroir and merroir in Northern California’s wine country. He began commercial fishing in Alaska nearly 20 years ago and in 2003, he helped launch Taku River Reds, a family-owned Alaska fishing company based in Juneau. Having been a chef, boat captain, entrepreneur, and fisheries business owner, he brings a passion for responsibly sourced seafood to his role managing strategic and premium accounts with Seafood Producers Cooperative.

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman, a monthly trade publication for the U.S. commercial fishing industry, as well as its subsidiary products,, Fish eNews and North Pacific Focus, a quarterly fishing trade publication for the West Coast and Alaska. She also serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a member of the board for the National Fisheries Conservation Center.