Tagged seafood marketing

Out of the Blue: Diversify Your P(a)late

While seafood is imported into the U.S. to meet consumer demand for shrimp, salmon, tilapia, and canned tuna, many sustainable species within domestic waters don’t show up on people’s plates. A Huffington Post article describes these domestic species as “underappreciated, underutilized species abundant at docks all around the country. Some call them trash fish, they’re anything but; they are simply underloved.” … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, February 7

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, the House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Hastings Magnuson-Stevens reauthorization proposal; a DMF biologist says the lobster fishery south of Cape Cod won’t recover any time soon; federal fisheries disaster aid will be distributed as block grants to states; a Canadian businessman thinks he has a solution to Maine’s green crab problem; Cape Cod charter boats struggle with low black sea bass quota; NEFMC releases the agenda for its upcoming meeting; Bruce Tarr testifies in support of a new marketing fund for locally-caught seafood; new research highlights five factors that determine the success of MPAs in rebuilding fish populations. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, January 3

In this week’s Fish Talk in the News, a former NEFMC member argues that this isn’t New England’s first groundfish crisis; river herring restoration takes off in Rhode Island; Maine shrimp fishermen hope a moratorium will help stocks recover; a Montauk fisherman survived twelve hours adrift after falling overboard; State Senator Tarr introduces a bill to market Massachusetts seafood; Maine regulators develop a rockweed management plan; Maine’s Department of Marine Resources holds the last public hearing on elver catch cuts; a new study says overfishing can permanently alter ecosystems; local cod are scarce in Cape Cod restaurants. … More Info »

Man, Eating Shark

My plan was to kick off Shark Week by feasting on Squalus acanthias, aka Spiny Dogfish, and reporting my impressions. Spiny dogfish are one of the few fish populations in good biological condition that New England fishermen can still catch, having recovered from a crash back in the early 1990’s. Once a fish despised because of the havoc it caused with fishing gear and its voracious predation on more valuable commercial fish, many fishermen who can no longer find cod or other prime species are turning to dogfish out of financial desperation. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Friday, May 11

This week’s interesting fish stories: how much fish is safe to eat without danger from contaminants; a new seafood purchasing opportunity in NH lets consumers buy fish directly off the boat; interviews with one of New England’s last remaining weir fishermen; and a video from a fishing village in Thailand. … More Info »

Know where your fish comes from

This is the first piece in a new TalkingFish.org feature that will interview New England’s fishermen, chefs, retailers, policymakers and others about their perspectives on sustainable seafood. Today’s interview: Alex Hay, chief operating officer and co-owner, Mac’s Seafood, Wellfleet, Mass. … More Info »