Category Archives: Fish

Scenes from the 2012 Boston Local Food Festival

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Boston Seafood Festival: A Place to Sea and Be Seen

The Boston Fisheries Foundation launched a new initiative to support New England’s sustainable fisheries with a celebrity chef-studded Sustainable Seafood Gala on Friday night, Friday, October 5 and a lively Boston Fish Pier Seafood Festival on Saturday, October 6, both held … Continue reading

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Book Review – Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm

I’m glad Erin Byers Murray spent 18 months working on a New England oyster farm and then writing about it, so I didn’t have to.  While it was entertaining to read Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm,” her … Continue reading

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Finding Sustainable Seafood is a Slippery Process

The process of figuring out what seafood is truly sustainable tends to be about as slippery as seafood itself. 

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The PescoVegetarian Times Wins Blogging Award!

I’m happy to announce that The PescoVegetarian Times has just won an award for overall coverage of the International Boston Seafood Show 2012!

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Video: Seafood Show 2012 Wrapup

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From Salmon Hotdogs to Pristine Mussels

Salmon hotdogs? Salmon bacon?  Sure, I’ll try ’em. While I had neither the time nor the space in my belly to sample products from all of the 1,000+ exhibitors at the International Boston Seafood Show 2012, I had a wonderful … Continue reading

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Can Seafood Substitution Be Stopped?

As a consumer, it bothered me when I learned that restaurants and retailers were passing off cheaper fish for more expensive species—who likes fraud?—but until I attended the Seafood Substitution panel at the International Boston Seafood Show 2012, I never … Continue reading

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Seven Things to Know About Farmed Fish

In case you didn’t know… Aquaculture, or fish farming, produces half of the world’s seafood we consume.  The global demand for seafood is increasing as the world’s population increases and income levels rise. There’s a finite supply of wild seafood, … Continue reading

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Supermarkets Increase Commitment to Seafood Sustainability

Few of the supermarkets that I shop at in Boston display adequate information about where their seafood products are from and how they are caught or raised. They don’t sell very many seafood products that I consider sustainable, and sometimes … Continue reading

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