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Seafood Expo North America 2019

Today is the first day of Seafood Expo North America 2019 (SENA19), and I’m headed to Boston for the show. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it is largest seafood exposition in North America with thousands of buyers and … Continue reading

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Seafood Industry Must Respond to “Immense” Pressures – SENA16

I think the pressures that that this industry is undergoing are immense…. You’ve got a situation in which demand for this product–for seafood–is growing. The stocks of this product are at risk. You’ve got a very socially aware and picky … Continue reading

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Touting US Seafood in Maine & Boston

At the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Regional Administrator for the Greater Atlantic Regional Office John Bullard encouraged consumers to eat US-harvested seafood. “Whenever I get a chance,” Bullard told the audience at an open forum Friday, “I … 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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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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