Recently I read a few articles online about a seafood company that has been backed by Leonardo DiCaprio called Love The Wild. The Actor/Activist/Smooth Customer is dedicated to the health of our oceans and is a big supporter of sustainable and responsible aquaculture. Although I am a supporter of wild-caught fish and traditional fishing communities, … Continue reading Seafood Review: Love The Wild’s Line of Sustainable Fish Entrees
This isn't a typical post for me, then again my last weekend wasn't typical either. With the tall ships in for Sail Boston 2017, the Essex Shipbuilding Museum was well represented along with our other local maritime organizations. We spent a hot and muggy weekend on the Boston waterfront talking to visitors and sailors from … Continue reading Tall Ships And Fried Fish At Sail Boston 2017
Sushi, ceviche, crudo, poke...all of them seem crazy popular right now from what I see online and I understand why. Raw or "acid cooked" fish tastes great, looks great, and if prepared correctly, has no ill-health effects. However as I talked about in my post about sushi grade fish, if the products are not stored … Continue reading Nasty Sushi Parasite On The Rise In Western Countries
Since 1849, Gloucester Massachusetts has been the home to a company that is today known as Gorton's. At one time they were vertically integrated with their own fleet of fishing schooners, maintenance infrastructure, storage facilities and sales staff - an island unto itself in one of the most storied fishing ports in history. Their fleet … Continue reading Gorton’s Haddock Fish Fillets Review
At this point in this blog's history, most of my fisheries knowledge is centered on the United States, Eastern Canada to an extent and also the better known species in Europe. However, the region I must admit the most ignorance is India. Such a huge and populous country with a rich fishing heritage along the … Continue reading Fish Chain: India’s Fair Trade Fish Retailer
We have an old expression you still hear sometimes in Gloucester. When you know someone who is a cut above the rest, works hard, plays hard, doesn't brag or complain, they are the "finestkind." My friend Shep Means is one such individual. I've never seen the guy without a smile, even after a day digging … Continue reading Steamers In Beer Means Summer Is Here!
Recently the Discovery Channel showed "Sacred Cod" which looked into the divide that separates Fishermen and NOAA's fishery scientists here in New England. Fishermen have said for years that the methods used in the trawl surveys are flawed and that cod is much more abundant in the Gulf of Maine than scientists claim. The extremely … Continue reading Documentary “Counting Fish” Sheds Light On Fishermen/NOAA Rift
Last time I bought fish at a supermarket I got a very fishy piece of wild salmon. This time, at a different store, with a different fish, I had a much better experience. This was an unexpected purchase, I was out of town on work errands when I decided to do some "research" at a … Continue reading Early Season Swordfish Or Freezer Fraud? Either Way It Was Delicious
Back in the days of sail, when Gloucester was the greatest fishing port in the Western Hemisphere, much of the famous schooner fleet was made up of "white-washed yankees." Men from Nova Scotia and Newfoundland who became US citizens in order to prosper doing what they did back home: catch fish. Those days are gone … Continue reading Have You Heard Of Fish And Brewis?
I'm starting to think I'm getting the hang of this blogging stuff. I've recently reached over 100 followers along with some pretty high praise from those I respect in the seafood industry. But I still get excited when my blog gets noticed, and in this most recent case I have an extra reason to be … Continue reading Dover Sole From The Fish Society: A Wish Come True!