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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Niaz Dorry

Niaz Dorry is the director of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA). NAMA works with coastal communities to protect our marine environment while strengthening local communities that depend on fishing.  In recent years, NAMA has focused on the creation of Community Supported Fisheries (CSF) as a means of promoting locally caught seafood while broadening the base of support for the policy changes being pursued by ecologically responsible, community based fishermen and fishing communities.  CSFs encourage environmental stewardship, healthy local economies and vital social improvements in fishing communities and seafood enthusiast communities.  Niaz & her dog, Hailey, live in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the oldest settled fishing port in the U.S. A survivor of Hurricane Katrina, Hailey is Niaz' daily reminder of all the fishing communities that are yet to be rebuilt since the Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


Don't Blame the Fish! And, don't prescribe fish. February 24, 2011