Monthly Archives: February 2014

Why I Ask Difficult Questions – An Open Letter to Sources

As a journalist, I ask a lot of questions. The questions I ask often dictate the tone of the conversation, so the order in which I ask them can be important when it comes to building rapport. In the fisheries … Continue reading

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$32.8 Million in Federal Disaster Relief Funding Finally en Route to New England

“Maine fishermen have been hit hard by groundfish closures and drastically reduced quotas,” Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said today, announcing that federal disaster relief funding is finally en route to New England. “If this money is spent wisely, it could go … Continue reading

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Good Catch Blog Facebook Page Launch

The Good Catch Blog Facebook page officially launched today! As many of you know, I often disappear from the Blog for periods of time when I am on deadline, in the field or otherwise too busy to blog about the … Continue reading

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They Want Us – Canned Tuna Giants Lobby to be American Enough

The Wall Street Journal today reported on efforts of the three most popular U.S. canned tuna brands to make their products eligible for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodity purchases. Currently the USDA does not buy canned tuna from … Continue reading

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Marine Aquarium Fisheries: A Force for Good in Saving Coral Reefs?

When fisheries pressure has a direct connection to a “luxury” pursuit, as is most often the case when it comes to supplying coral reef animals for shell collectors, jewelry and curio buyers, and marine aquarists, many people conclude there is … Continue reading

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