Here is a short video by the New England Aquarium on a collaborative study conducted in 2015-2016. Cusk (Brosme brosme) is not targeted by commercial fishermen and historically has been an inexpensive fish, if you can find one at a market. Their soft, mild flesh is known locally to be good in fish cakes and … Continue reading New England Aquarium’s Study On Cusk Mortality
With small cans of Rubenstein's canned red salmon on sale I decided it was time to take a small leap and give canned salmon a real try.
Expectant mothers and parents of young children have more information to help them make good seafood choices. This handy infographic has the new seafood guidelines as suggested by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These suggestions are based upon mercury content, which is known to be especially harmful to child development. Be sure to … Continue reading FDA Updates Seafood Guidelines For Pregnant Women
The herrings are a family of related schooling fish that occupy the Atlantic and Pacific oceans as well as the Baltic Sea. There are three species of “true” herrings: the Atlantic (Clupea harengus), Pacific (Clupea pallasii), and the Araucanian herring, (Clupea bentincki). There are other similar species also called herrings as well as subspecies of … Continue reading Species Spotlight: Herring
I don't like tilapia, period. I've only had it twice (that I know of) and was not impressed with how it looks, or tastes. Add in the horror stories of how they are raised on an intensive scale, and that's all I need to choose something else in a restaurant or fish market. However there … Continue reading Tilapia Farming Is Not All Bad
Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) occupy a similar range to their cousins in the cod family. They usually prefer deeper water than cod and with smaller, more delicate mouths, are not the voracious eaters that large cod can be. Besides being smaller than cod, haddock are darker in color, with a black lateral line and a distinctive … Continue reading Species Spotlight: Haddock
The Gloucester Schooner Festival signals the end of summer and onto fall! I always look forward to seeing all those beautiful vessels in our historic harbor, it's the closest any of us will get to see how America's Oldest Seaport looked in the days of sail. The weather postponed the parade of sail and race … Continue reading Halibut, Haddock, Salmon And Octopus To Close Out Summer
When I think Atlantic salmon, I don't usually think of the state of Washington and I assume you don't either. In my mind, the Pacific Northwest is the land of wild salmon. But according to the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington is the largest domestic producer of farmed-raised finfish, which includes an annual yield of 17 … Continue reading Escaped Farmed Salmon Threatens Washington’s Wild Stocks
There are plenty of places on Cape Ann that make a good fried haddock sandwich. It's a pretty simple thing: fried fresh haddock, maybe some cheese and red onion, tartar sauce and a nice soft bun. If you can't get that right, you shouldn't be in business. But among all the good options around there … Continue reading Fish Sandwich Review: Crunchy Haddock Sandwich From Periwinkles Restaurant
The latest round of sanctions imposed upon North Korea by the UN includes a ban on the Hermit Kingdom's seafood. Shortly thereafter, media outlets were reporting that prices for North Korean seafood have collapsed. From what you can gather online, it sound like the seafood ban will hurt Chinese importers as much, if not more, … Continue reading Does The North Korean Seafood Ban Affect You?