The motivation behind this webinar series came as a collaborative response to the recent AP coverage of Sea to Table – a popular and self-proclaimed local, sustainable, and transparent seafood distributor in New York that was connected to seafood slavery in Indonesia. We aim to take a deeper dive into the complex and alarming issues discussed. Several important questions arose from this episode: What is the impact of this and similar allegations in the industry? What are the implications on the movement to promote and expand the reach of responsibly harvested seafood? How do we, as a community, hold each other accountable for violations of the Core Values that advance the movement? How do we instill, grow, rebuild, and repair trust throughout the supply chain?
We may not have all of the answers, but our goal is to have the conversations that could spark new ideas that could ultimately effect meaningful change.
After each webinar you can keep the conversation going on our forumFORUM
Moderator: Colles Stowell, One Fish Foundation, Portland, ME
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Fisheries Knowledge Exchange Webinar Series
Watch our past webinars focusing on emerging issues related to small-scale, independent, and community-based fisheries.
Connecting to the CSA Movement
May 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
Fisheries Management: Best Available Science May Not Be Good Enough
November 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm EDT
David Goethel: Commercial fisherman out of Hampton, NH and a three-term member of the New England Fishery Management council
John Stoddard: New England Regional Coordinator for Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care program
Colles Stowell: President of One Fish Foundation
April 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST
Challenges to the sustainable economic growth of direct and alternative marketing arrangements were identified at the 2016 Local Seafood Summit held in Norfolk, VA. These challenges were narrowed to the top 5 barriers through a pairwise ranking survey sent to the LocalCatch.org network in Fall of 2016. Potential solutions and techniques to overcome these barriers will be discussed by a rural development economist, a member of New Hampshire Farm to School, Seaforth Fish Company, and others. The following topics will be discussed.
- Logistics – (Stephanie Webb, stephanie.fisheries@
- Fair pricing of catch, for fishermen and customers (Ruud Bronkhorst, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Techniques for more efficient marketing (Stephanie Devine, email@example.com)
- Getting the most value for your product – understanding seafood trends (Katy Hladki)
- Selling catch to schools (Stacey Purslow, firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you have any feedback in this webinar, please contact Daniella Williams: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_79x0jsxtZa7fhUV.Watch Recording
July 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST
Seafood Aggregation & Hubs at Three Different Scales
May 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST
- A community-based CSF that aggregates local supply and distributes within that same community. (Thomas Hymel from Delcambre Direct Seafood in Louisiana);
- A state-wide CSF that sources from multiple communities within the state. (Kelly Harrell with the Catch of the Season, a project of the Alaska Marine Conservation Council);
- A new nation-wide tool for connecting seafood harvesters and purchasers, which was conceived during the February Seafood Summit. (Joe Falcone with Community Seafood Exchange)
Local Seafood Summit: A review and inventory of action items, your chance to get involved
March 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST
The 2016 Local Seafood Summit in Norfolk, Virginia brought together more than 100 fishermen, community representatives, researchers, and extension specialists for a 2 and a half day conference. The event aimed to strengthen the LocalCatch.org network, establish a shared understanding of the core values that underlie direct marketing and community supported fisheries, and provide tools and knowledge to strengthen the economic viability of the network’s many innovative businesses. This webinar will provide a summary of the summit and outline the many opportunities for collaboration that came out of the event.Watch Recording