This past summer, NYSG partnered with Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance and GrowNYC/ Greenmarket as well as Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County for two separate Seafood Throwdowns. These unique cooking competitions showcase the importance of local seafood in restoring a healthy ocean ecosystem.
Through events like these, NYSG works to increase awareness about the role of fishermen in feeding New Yorkers. NYSG Fisheries Specialist Antoinette Clemetson
said, “Fishermen share many commonalities with small farmers and we are seeking ways to work with fishing businesses to establish community supported fisheries programs such as those models that have been successfully applied on small farms.”
An informative postcard and YouTube clip are just some of the related materials you’ll find in the “News/Topics” section at www.nyseagrant.org/marinefish
– Paul C. Focazio
New York Sea Grant Director James Ammerman talks with Erin Fairbanks, Executive Director of Heritage Radio Network, about Sea Grant's role in Community Supported Fisheries, a concept emphasized at the first Seafood Throwdown we partnered on, held in Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn this past July. The event was a partnership of NYSG, Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA), GrowNYC/NYC Greenmarket and others. Photo courtesy of NAMA.