This week in – November 7-11

Samantha Caravello

Catch up with the latest news from, a blog brought to you by CLF and other organizations and individuals who want to see a sustainable fishing industry in New England and abundant fish populations for generations to come. aims to increase people’s understanding of the scientific, financial and social aspects at work in New England’s fisheries. Here’s what went on this week:

  • November 9: “Chef Richard Garcia on serving high-quality, responsibly-harvested and transparently-sourced seafood” – interviews Richard Garcia, Executive Chef of 606 Congress at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, in the latest installment of our “Ask an Expert” feature.
  • November 10: “Fish Talk in the News – Thursday, November 10” – A weekly update of recent news stories that might interest readers. This week: responses in opposition to the proposed catch shares ban being promoted by Congressional representatives; a great editorial about the disconnect between fishermen and government regulators; watching the popularity rise of underutilized fish species; and a decision by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to protect Atlantic menhaden.

A big thank you to all readers who submitted comments to the ASMFC asking them to put measures in place to protect menhaden. We bet the menhaden and the bigger fish who rely upon them for food would thank you, too!

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