Organizations: Family and Small-Scale Fisheries

Connect with organizations and alliances that are working toward a more just fish sector across the globe.

Justin Curtis, crewman aboard Brianna, Phil Karlin’s boat in Mattituck, NY, shows off a tote of black sea bass. Image courtesy of NAMA.

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA)
NAMA is a fishermen-led organization that promotes fleet diversity and gives a voice to independent, community-based fishermen.

U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA)
The U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the food system. USFSA believes all people have the right to healthy, culturally appropriate food, produced in an ecologically sound manner.

National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO)
NAFSO organizes fishermen to lobby the government to defend their rights and to bring about good environmental practice in coastal areas.

Slow Fish
A campaign of Slow Food, Slow Fish is is launching initiatives that promote artisanal fishing and neglected fish species and inspire reflection on the state and management of the sea’s resources.

World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP)
WFFP is a social movement of small-scale fisher people from across the world. WFFP supports its members to strengthen their organizational capacities, and it advocates for the rights of fisher people to access and manage fisheries resources.

World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers (WFF)
WFF brings together small-scale fisher organizations in support of human rights, social justice and the culture of small-scale fish harvesters and fish workers.

Food & Water Watch
Food & Water Watch works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced

Fish Locally Collaborative
The Fish Locally Collaborative is a group of community-based fishermen and their families, community-focused marine and social scientists, food activists and fishery + marine conservation advocates. Our mission is the recovery and maintenance of marine biodiversity through community-based fisheries.

Sitka Conservation Society
Sitka Conservation Society (SCS) is based in the small coastal town of Sitka, Alaska in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Their mission is to protect the natural environment of the Tongass while supporting the development of sustainable communities in Southeast Alaska, and they work to support local fisheries in the region.

Updated 11/2014