In the UK we are all aware of the Big Fish Fight. Across the pond in New England Lobsters on the Fly is dedicated to supporting Maine’s fishermen. Working together as a community they are a critical step forward in the battle to save their community-based fishing fleet.
Two weeks ago the New England Fisheries Management Council voted to address fleet diversity as a priority in the upcoming year. This marks a sea-change of sorts considering Fleet Diversity was off the council’s radar as recently as last spring. The change is the direct result of a culmination of efforts by NAMA and partners including fishermen, food system activists, community advocates, and non-profit allies who traveled to testify, recorded video, signed petitions, and spread the message that ‘Who Fishes Matters’. Read more