NAMA Who Fishes Matter Tour, March 4

The Who Fishes Matters Tour hits Portsmouth on Monday, March 4th, at the Portsmouth Public Library at 7 to 9 pm. The public is invited to join fishermen in these series of workshops:

Who Fishes Matters Tour
Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance
Portsmouth Public Library, Levenson Community Room, Portsmouth, NH
Monday, March 4, 2013
7 – 9 pm

A series of community workshops to reshape fisheries policies in New England will begin on February 28 in Rockport, Maine. A team of fisheries experts from British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and France will join the region’s fishermen and fishing communities to develop alternatives that will ensure a diverse fishing fleet that can protect the fish and the fishermen. In addition to Rockport, the Who Fishes Matters Tour will stop in Gloucester, MA, Portsmouth, NH, Cape Cod, MA and Point Judith, Rhode Island.
The tour will engage fishermen and community stakeholders to help avert the next fisheries disaster by shaping a policy known as the Fleet Diversity Amendment, also referred to as Amendment 18. The Fish Locally Collaborative is launching the tour as part of a campaign called ‘Who Fishes Matters.’ Workshops are free and open to the public. Fishing families are encouraged to attend.
Whether you are a fishermen or not, please join us. Fishermen and fishing communities need to know that they are not alone in this and your presence will bring hope, fresh perspectives, and possibilities to the room.
For more information please contact: Brett Tolley, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, 718-570-2377,brett@namanet.org, or Aaron Dority, Penobscot East Resource Center, 207-479-9677,aaron@penobscoteast.org.
For more information: www.whofishesmatterstour.org
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