Tagged Community Supported Fishery

National Seafood Month: The Power of the Local Consumer

We hear a lot about sustainable seafood in New England, but what does it really mean, and how can we, as consumers (and seafood lovers), impact the future of the fishing industry – all the while eating more healthy fish? … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, October 5

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, fish stocks lacking scientific assessments are severely depleted; community-supported fisheries provide economic opportunity for fishermen; a sustainable seafood festival in Boston; Seacoast Online explores the tension between fishermen and scientists over stock assessments; sharks hurt Cape beach revenues; the History Channel puts the spotlight on New England fishermen; fish are likely to reach smaller sizes due to warming water; ocean acidification threatens ecosystems and fisheries. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, August 24th

Gray Seals

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News: NOAA asks Congress to keep NERO in Gloucester; the Boston Globe supports John Bullard; New England fishing is the deadliest profession in the country; the South Shore Seafood Exchange grows; rising seal numbers cause concern; a gold rush for New England conch; river herring return to Upper Mystic Lake; and a cooking competition raises awareness of local, sustainable seafood. … 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 »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, July 13

On July 9th, in a major victory for alewives, the EPA directed Maine’s Attorney General to take action to allow alewives and other small fish species to access habitat above the Grand Falls Dam in the St. Croix River.  A … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 6

A weekly round-up of news stories we think might interest TalkingFish.org readers. This week: young people with the “fishing” gene, the BBC comes to Gloucester, invasive species sushi, protecting river herring, and a column in defense of fisheries management. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, November 18

News highlights from this week: more fisherman innovation, making “The Deadliest Catch” less deadly, fishermen speak out in support of sectors, and Governor Patrick seeks disaster assistance funding for Massachusetts fishermen. … More Info »

Attention shoppers: Finding local sustainable seafood just keeps getting easier

If you’re reading TalkingFish.org, you probably already know how important it is to make sure that the seafood you purchase is from a healthy fishery and was caught in a sustainable manner. But did you know that it’s now easier … More Info »

Consumer education is the key to better prices for New England fish

Glen Libby is a second-generation fisherman from Port Clyde, Maine who is currently Chairman of the Midcoast Fishermen’s Association and President of the Midcoast Fishermen’s Cooperative, which started the nation’s first community-supported fishery, Port Clyde Fresh Catch. He also serves … More Info »