Tag Archives: Gulf of Maine Research Institute

“Buy the Change” – Seafood Consumption Advice for 2015 from Maryn McKenna

  Maryn McKenna of National Geographic’s “The Plate” served up her New Year’s resolutions in a 2 January blog post titled “Buy the Change You Want to See in the World.” Generally speaking, I agree whole-heartedly with McKenna that taking action on … Continue reading

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Why Giving away Dogfish at the Food Pantry May be a Bad Idea

If you visited the Falmouth Service Center’s food pantry last week, you may have been offered a fillet of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias). Brenda Swain, the service center’s director, says they have “been working really hard on nutrition,” and she’s thrilled … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama is NOT Feeding Mercury-Laden Fish to Maine Students

While I almost always appreciate media outlets and individuals sharing my work, it is sometimes frustrating when a data-driven piece of mine is co-opted to serve someone else’s agenda–especially when the data does not support said agenda. This Really Isn’t about Michelle … Continue reading

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Redfish – Underutilized and Under-Appreciated

Yesterday I visited the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) in Portland, Maine to learn more about their sustainable seafood program and specifically the GMRI seafood branding program. Stay tuned for more on that program in the coming weeks, but … Continue reading

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