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!