Monthly Archives: July 2014

Adventures in Dogfish – Chefs Who Love the Dog Part I

At the beginning of this month, I asked the question “Can Dogfish Actually Be Considered a Good Choice?” in a blog entry about some of the follow-up to my recent dogfish story in Discover Magazine. A few days ago, I … Continue reading

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PETA Protest of Maine Lobster Festival Grounded

This is not the first year that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) planned to protest the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine, but the activist organization hoped to create a buzz this year with protest flyovers of a … Continue reading

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BANNED! [Excerpt from CORAL Magazine]

For your weekend reading enjoyment, CORAL Magazine has made one of my articles from the July/August 2014 print issue on Florida’s new lionfish import ban available for free online. After many months of fact-finding and testimony, the seven Florida Fish and … Continue reading

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Controversy over a Sixth Grade Girl’s Science Project

Any science writer worth their salt would do a literature search when researching a science story. Had that been done with a recent story that has gone viral, I may not be writing this blog entry, but the local reporter who … Continue reading

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“Lionfish Bomb” Hits New York?

When I interviewed Todd Gardner last month while researching an article on lionfish, he told me he had not seen any of the invasive fishes in New York waters over the past three years. That’s what made last week’s find of a tiny … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Trash Fish – Building Markets

“We have an idea what we might get, but we won’t know for sure until the day of the event,” said chef Stephen Phelps in an article published Wednesday in the Herald-Tribune. He was talking about the fish that will be … Continue reading

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Eat Thine Enemy – Chefs Put Lionfish on the Menu

Chefs can play a leading role in creating markets and economic incentive for fisheries that need greater attention. While I’ve covered this dynamic frequently in articles and blog entires, I’m usually looking at situations where chefs are introducing diners to abundant and … Continue reading

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