Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Coastal Lecture: Local Fisheries & Sustainable...

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About Coastal Lecture: Local Fisheries & Sustainable Seafood

Get ready for a summer on the water by learning about local fisheries and sustainable seafood! Whether you are an angler, ocean enthusiast, or love to eat seafood, you won’t want to miss this coastal lecture with Mark Grant, Fisheries Policy Analyst at NOAA Fisheries in Gloucester. Mark will share information on some of the common and interesting fish we see in local waters, the state of New England fisheries stocks and how NOAA is working to protect our coastal resources, and also how you can make sustainable choices and support local fishers when choosing your dinner.

About our speaker:

Mark Grant is a Fishery Policy Analyst for the National Marine Fisheries Service in Gloucester, Massachusetts and lives in Ipswich. Mark works on a team responsible for managing and regulating the commercial fishery for groundfish (e.g., cod, haddock, halibut, winter flounder, etc.) out to 200 miles from our shores. This historic fishery funded the establishment of New England and was made famous in books like Captains Courageous. Since 1976, the Federal government has increased regulation of the fishery to end decades of overfishing and rebuild depleted stocks as part of efforts to make all U.S. fisheries sustainable sources of healthy seafood. Fisheries management is people management that involves balancing economics, business, communities, culture, history, and science.

Learn more about NOAA Fisheries: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/contact/greater-atlantic-regional-fisheries-office

BONUS: Seafood tasting from Cape Ann Fresh Catch

In addition our speaker, we will be joined by Nancy Salpietro, co-owner of Cape Ann Fresh Catch, a women owned, Community Supported Fishery (CSF) that delivers locally caught seafood from the Gloucester seaport all over the greater Boston area.

Cape Ann Fresh Catch creates a direct supply chain from our fishers’ boats to members tables, to help maximize value to fishers, reduce our impact on the environment, and eliminate food miles associated with grocery bought fish.

Cape Ann Fresh Catch also owns Twin Light Smokehouse, who responsibly sources seafood from certified sustainable fisheries. At the event you will be able to sample smoked salmon, mussels, and spreads. You will also be able to sign up for to join their Community Supported Fishery – like a farm share for seafood!

Learn more about Cape Ann Fresh Catch: https://www.capeannfreshcatch.org/

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