FDA Updates Seafood Guidelines For Pregnant Women

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

Halibut, Haddock, Salmon And Octopus To Close Out Summer

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

Fish Sandwich Review: Crunchy Haddock Sandwich From Periwinkles Restaurant

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

Does The North Korean Seafood Ban Affect You?

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?

Sushi And Sailing: Gloucester’s Latitude 43 And Schooner Ardelle

Once a month in the summer, my friend Captain Harold Burnham of the Schooner Ardelle invites me aboard to drink beer and tell stories of Gloucester history.  Harold, an 11th generation Essex shipwright and a National Endowment Fellow built this 55-foot pinky schooner using local white oak and traditional methods, which sails from her berth … Continue reading Sushi And Sailing: Gloucester’s Latitude 43 And Schooner Ardelle