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Photos: ground fishing off Block Island

Photos: ground fishing off Block Island

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Blog, Commercial Fishing, Seafood | 1 comment

Here some photos from a recent fishing trip I went on. I just tagged along, went for a boat ride. It’s something I feel the need to do every once in a while. Mix it up. Brian Loftes, owner and captain of the 65-foot Evan Christine took me out. It was a day trip, left Point Judith around 3:30 a.m. and got home around 8:30 that night. Fished a large...

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Guest opinion: The moral imperative for aquaculture.

Guest opinion: The moral imperative for aquaculture.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Seafood | 0 comments

  Guest blogger Bob Rheault, PhD is the Executive Director of the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association, and a member of NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Council; he was an oyster farmer in Rhode Island for 25 years.   Recently the New York Times ran an opinion series in its Room For Debate section titled, Too Few Fish in the Sea, asking 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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A fish that built a port.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Commercial Fishing, Seafood | 3 comments

A butterfish on deck in a tote with ice, slushed down in sea water–it’s almost heaven. White flesh full of fat, the good sea fat not the potato chip kind. They’ve got beautiful silver bodies, flattened like a frisbee, tiny scales. And the fish are nearly spineless, except for a micro-spine at the base of the anal fin that can– if the...

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