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Squid and Fog

Squid and Fog

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Blog, Commercial Fishing, Nature, Sport Fishing, Stories | 0 comments

Photos by Zach Harvey. Story by JP Lee Point Judith, R.I. — Sometimes on windless nights in May, when everything in the harbor is still, when there’s no boat traffic, no ferries backing in or out, no welders or grinders, no fishermen pulling heavy sweeps and chains across bulkheads, the squid—the loligo—will come into the shallows and lay in the...

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Boston Seafood Show photos

Boston Seafood Show photos

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Blog, Seafood | 0 comments

Opening day at the Boston Seafood Show was packed with people from all over the world. If last year’s theme was sustainability, I think this year’s theme was buy, sell, brand, distribute and market. I didn’t get a warm fuzzy feeling over traceability and sustainability, this year; of buying local and choosing “trash fish” over...

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McDonald’s getting its feet wet.

McDonald’s getting its feet wet.

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Commercial Fishing | 7 comments

McDonald’s will be launching, late this year, their $1 Fish McBites. I’m guessing the fish is  U.S. caught Alaskan pollock. This is the opposite of buy local, keep your dollars in town. This is the other business model: fish/ process industry partners with mega-food giant McDonald’s and comes up with product at a very affordable price....

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Giant tuna don’t forget.

Giant tuna don’t forget.

Posted by on Nov 15, 2012 in Commercial Fishing, Nature | 1 comment

It’s a bit like the children’s book, “Where’s Waldo?” or for an older generation where’s Richard Scarry’s “Goldbug.” But instead of one Waldo in the photograph, there are many. I can count about 12 giant tuna in this photo. You have to look carefully, squinting your eyes through the glare, but the fish...

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After Hurricane Sandy. Sam and I go looking for things.

After Hurricane Sandy. Sam and I go looking for things.

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Nature | 6 comments

After searching the Town Beach in Narragansett (with what seemed like hundreds of other people) for any storm-tossed treasures, and finding only a surf clam shell, my stepson, Sam, and I decided to go for higher ground and find a place no other beachcombers had been. The storm surge had gone a couple of hundred yards inland, so we headed in that direction,...

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