Graying of the Fleet

Date: 18 Apr 2023 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Twenty-five years ago, there were over 2,000 commercial shrimp boats in Mississippi. Today, that number has fallen to around 200. This trend is not unique to Mississippi: Across U.S. coastlines, commercial fisherfolk are seeing their way of life disappear.… Read More

Fishing for Local Power (Episode 25)

Date: 27 Jul 2017 | posted in: Building Local Power, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week’s episode of Building Local Power is a great conversation with a close ally and friend of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Niaz Dorry, coordinating director of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, sits down with hosts Christopher Mitchell and Stacy Mitchell to talk about the growing privatization of the fishing industry, how she organizes her fishing community, and the damage that large-scale fishing does to the environment and her local economy. … Read More