Monthly Archives: March 2015

Maine Legislators Make Attempt to Regulate Scallop Fishery

The Maine Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources will hear a bill Wednesday that would put additional regulations on Maine’s scallop fishery at a time when the fishery is growing in both volume and value. The Bill, “An Act To … Continue reading

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Concerns over Enforcement of New U.S. Plan to Address IUU Fishing

[The Government] wants to prevent illegal, unregulated, unreported fishing—they have an acronym for it, and when the government gets acronyms for things, watch out! Here it comes. -Robert Becerra Addressing IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud – Enforcement Those of you … Continue reading

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Baramundi – Truly a Better Fish?

“Farmed fish done well is a great solution to ‘what’s for dinner?’, food security and health.” -Josh Goldman Co-founder/CEO Australis Aquaculture Those of you who have been following my coverage of Seafood Expo North America (SENA15) know that I’m taking a … Continue reading

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What about the ‘S’ Word? – Seafood Sustainability Today

If you’ve been following my coverage of this year’s Seafood Expo North America (SENA15), you know I found it noteworthy how many times I heard speakers presenting in the “Seafood Sustainability” conference track speaking about the word “sustainable” in a less than … Continue reading

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Fish Farming – Defying Conventional Wisdom

Each year I walk away from the Seafood Expo North America (SENA15) with a personal take-home point—something that, in addition to influencing my professional career as a writer, I can adopt in my personal life as a consumer. As I … Continue reading

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Sustainability Is Not a Club

Those in the seafood industry furthest along the path to sustainability must never become the elite. Sustainability is not a club one joins. It is not an award one wins or a crown one wears. Sustainability must be nothing more and nothing … Continue reading

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Celebrating Previously Frozen Farmed Fish

Well here’s a headline I never thought I’d write: “Celebrating Previously Frozen Farmed Fish.” But I just did, and now I need to explain myself. I live in Maine, a state where it’s not infrequent to see the bumper sticker … Continue reading

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Saving Seafood – Turning the Dialog Around

This morning before the Seafood Expo North America (SENA15) opened, I blogged a commitment to seek out the positive stories regarding the seafood industry and the progress made along the path of sustainability. In my line of work, it’s easy to get … Continue reading

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Crossing the Bridge – Seafood Expo North America 2015

Today the Boston Convention Center once again welcomes the Seafood Expo North America (#SENA15)–the Northeast’s largest convention center playing host to the largest seafood industry trade show in North America. Boston, as the oldest continuously operated fishing port in the Western Hemisphere, is … Continue reading

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Philippines to Collaborate with New England Aquarium on Marine Aquarium Data

Today Philippine Undersecretary for Fisheries Asis Perez signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the New England Aquarium and the Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) outlining a pilot project that will allow New England Aquarium staff to assess marine … Continue reading

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