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
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
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!
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
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!
I have been blessed most of my life with an availability of excellent seafood. In my travels, I've tried to sample as many local delicacies as I could afford. But there have always been a few fish that have slipped through my grasp for one reason or another. They may not be the most glamorous … Continue reading My Fish Wish List: 5 Fish I Want To Eat
In a recent post I questioned the safety of all the imported shrimp we eat here in the US. The vast majority of which, is farm-raised. Add in all the different labels that mislead you into thinking you are buying something "natural" or "organic" and you have no way of telling what you are really … Continue reading More Info On Imported Farmed Shrimp
I normally don't shop at Market Basket, mostly because it's like shopping a day before the hurricane - every day of the year. I'd rather pay slightly more for the luxury of actually getting through an aisle without someone asking me how my grandmother is doing. It's been even crazier recently because of our big … Continue reading Supermarket Sockeye Salmon
Have you noticed that a lot of the seafood sold in supermarkets or marketed online has all of a sudden become "sustainable?" Over the last decade it has become a major buzzword along with "gluten-free" and "organic." How can this be? If all this seafood is really sustainably caught or farmed then why are we … Continue reading What Is Sustainable Seafood?
I've always wanted to try this brand, not only because they are relatively close by, but just out of curiosity. Their line of products which also include soups, broths and canned fish has such unassuming labels that it must be good...right?