This webinar series was developed as a collaborative response to the reports, by the Associated Press and others, of seafood fraud and violations of principles that support the local seafood movement and values-based fishing businesses. During this webinar series, we’ll dive into these complex and alarming issues. Some important questions to consider: 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 (sea)food supply chain?
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Building Accountability in Seafood
Jan 23, 2019 @ 2:30pm ET/ 11:30pm PTWatch Recording
What is the legal framework in the US that defines seafood fraud and how do we enforce these laws? Turns out it’s a complex system involving multiple agencies with different standards, resources, and priorities. This webinar will focus on current systems for combating fraud, some of the inherent challenges, and what we can do to address some of those challenges. Join Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) and a panel of experts who help make the policy, who understand how we enforce it, and who work to bring about meaningful change discuss what’s at stake and why we need to have these conversations.
Good, Clean, Fair Seafood Supply Chains
Oct 4, 2018Watch Recording
The goal of this webinar was to initiate a discussion on the domestic seafood system’s transformation toward a more localized, transparent, trustworthy connection between fish harvesters and consumers via open, honest dialogue about current challenges and collaboration on how to address them. We heard from community organizers, fishermen, and seafood dealers about opportunities and challenges facing values-based seafood systems.
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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