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TalkingFish.org interviews fishermen, chefs, retailers, policymakers and others who are involved in managing, catching and preparing New England’s fish. Read these interviews to learn more about perspectives on sustainable seafood in the New England region, and let us know who you’d like to see interviewed next!

Maine fisherman Terry Alexander works to revive redfish

Terry Alexander is a fourth generation fisherman from Harpswell, Maine. Alexander has teamed up with other fishermen, scientists, and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute to help revive redfish fishing in New England. NOAA’s Monica Allen caught up with Terry Alexander to learn more about the redfish revival and how sector management is working for him. … More Info »

WHOI scientist Sarah Cooley studies the impacts of ocean acidification

Talking Fish interviews Sarah Cooley, a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist, on the processes behind ocean acidification, its effects on fisheries and other industries, and the future of our oceans. … More Info »

Brooklyn’s Mermaid’s Garden tells us what it’s like to run a CSF

Bianca Piccillo and Mark Usewicz are the presidents of Mermaid’s Garden, a Brooklyn, NY based community supported fishery (CSF) and sustainable seafood consulting organization. TalkingFish: The philosophy behind CSFs is that business should occur as directly as possible between the … More Info »

Taking Stock of New England Fish: Part 4

TalkingFish.org interviews Mike Palmer, Research Fisheries Biologist in the Population Dynamics Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. In this post, Mike Palmer answers our questions about best available science and the challenges of conducting fish stock assessments. … More Info »

Taking Stock of New England Fish: Part 3

TalkingFish.org interviews Mike Palmer, Research Fisheries Biologist in the Population Dynamics Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. In this post, Mike Palmer explains how uncertainty comes into play in stock assessments and how it is accounted for. … More Info »

Taking Stock of New England Fish: Part 2

TalkingFish.org interviews Mike Palmer, Research Fisheries Biologist in the Population Dynamics Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. In this post, Mike Palmer explains the basic steps to conduct a stock assessment and the role of models in stock assessments. … More Info »

Taking Stock of New England Fish: Part 1

TalkingFish.org interviews Mike Palmer, Research Fisheries Biologist in the Population Dynamics Branch of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. In this post, the first in the series, Mike Palmer talks about his background and interest in fisheries science and the types of data used in stock assessments. … More Info »

Chef Jeremy Sewall seeks high-quality local seafood for his daily menus

TalkingFish.org interviews well-known Boston chef Jeremy Sewall, the Chef/Owner of Lineage and Island Creek Oyster Bar and the Executive Chef at Eastern Standard. … More Info »

Mark Usewicz helps chefs bring sustainable and adventurous seafood to your plate

TalkingFish.org interviews Mark Usewicz, a chef and Co-Owner of Mermaid’s Garden, a Brooklyn-based sustainable seafood consultancy. Mark helps chefs serve their customers responsibly sourced seafood. … More Info »

Chef Evan Mallett is committed to a diverse and sustainable menu

TalkingFish.org interviews Evan Mallett, chef and owner of Black Trumpet Bistro in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Chef Evan talks about the importance of flexibility and diversity when creating his menus. … More Info »