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All About Aquaculture: Current Status in New England

In this fourth and final post in the All About Aquaculture series, we take a look at current aquaculture research and production in New England and the government agencies involved in the regulation of aquaculture operations. … More Info »

All About Aquaculture: Environmental Risks and Benefits

This post, the third in the All About Aquaculture series, discusses the environmental risks and benefits inherent in various types of aquaculture practices and the sustainability challenges associated with aquaculture. … More Info »

All About Aquaculture: What is aquaculture, anyway?

This post, the second in a series that focuses on aquaculture, discusses the various methods and practices used by fish and shellfish farmers in raising their products. … More Info »

All About Aquaculture: from 2000 BC in China to Today in the U.S.

This piece is the first in a series that will focus on aquaculture, both world-wide and in New England. Over the next few weeks, the series will explore topics such as the various methods of aquaculture, its environmental and sustainability implications, current aquaculture research and production in New England, and national regulations and sustainability certifications. This first post focuses on aquaculture’s history and its current status as a seafood provider in the United States. … More Info »

Local Summer Fisheries – Sea Scallops

In the last post of the Local Summer Fisheries series, read about sea scallops: one of the most valuable fisheries in the United States and a great success story in fisheries management. … More Info »

Local Summer Fisheries – Lobster

In this latest edition of Local Summer Fisheries, read about the biology, management, and regulation of the American lobster in New England, learn about the current lobster price plummet in Maine, and find the simplest, most delicious lobster salad recipe around. … More Info »

A Tale of Two Cod

The almighty cod – the most legendary fish in our New England waters. Atlantic cod is greyish-green, and a renowned dweller of the Gulf of Maine. It is a staple of our traditional cuisine and a historic driver of our economy. You‘ve seen an Atlantic cod, right? But have you ever seen a red Atlantic cod? … More Info »

Local Summer Fisheries – Summer Flounder

Summer flounder, also known as fluke, can be found in New England’s shallow coastal waters in the summer months, when they migrate inshore from their deeper, offshore winter habitats. They have historically composed one of the most popular and important commercial and recreational fisheries on the east coast. … More Info »

Local Summer Fisheries – Bluefish

The third post in the Local Summer Fisheries series is on bluefish, a species known for their chaotic feeding frenzies and putting up a good fight on the end of a fishing rod. … More Info »

Local Summer Fisheries – Dogfish

This second installment in the Local Summer Fisheries series is about Dogfish, a small and relatively underutilized shark species that migrates up the New England coast each summer. … More Info »