There are a lot of different fish I've wanted to try, but most of the fish I eat are local or seasonal species. I'm also in a somewhat dire financial situation, which limits my family's seafood purchases mostly to things I know will be eaten. I can't afford expensive failed experiments. But for this blog … Continue reading Whole Foods: Dover Sole With A Side Of Sticker Shock
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
Spiny dogfish is just one of many domestic fish that we know as "underutilized species." Most of it heads to Europe, while Americans import most of the fish they eat. According to the Cape Cod Chronicle, a new project will help change that by utilizing dogfish in University dining programs.
My good friend, a 93-year-old war hero has not eaten a shrimp since the 1940's. He tells me tales of his days as an officer in the Merchant Marines during and after World War II. Jim remembers the shrimp farms of the Ganges delta and in Southeast Asia, literally swimming in raw sewage. He is … Continue reading How Safe Is Imported Shrimp?
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?
The underhanded practice of substituting lesser priced fish for higher-end species is not a new one. I remember when people still tried to pass off surimi as real crab meat. Restaurants sell scrod as if it were a fish and not the size of one (no it does not mean Small Catch Of the Day). … Continue reading Fish Fraud: What Are You REALLY Eating?
You may have seen the blue MSC badge on packages of frozen seafood, and now fish from the 4VWX (Scotia-Fundy) fishing sector have met these tight criteria.
As my buddies are out getting flash frozen by a cold and angry sea to bring lobsters to market, I thought it would be appropriate to shed light on some fishermen I know. These men risk their lives all year long, in the face of dangerous weather, crushing restrictions and a segment of the media … Continue reading Commercial Fishermen: The Price THEY Pay For OUR Fish.
When a company markets a product as sushi grade fish, what they are really saying is "this is the best that we have."
New England Fishery Management Council will decide upon one of three proposals to make whiting a limited-access fishery.