National Fisherman's Melissa Wood shares her stories as a writer and editor covering the U.S. fishing industry.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
In this photo, a Panamanian crew stands aboard their newly built shrimp trawler completed at Desco yards at St. Augustine, Fla. At the time, the Florida firm was the nation’s largest exporter of fishing vessels.
Imports were making news too. In 1963 for the first time imports made up more than half the total supply (57 percent) of U.S. fishery products (domestic catch plus imports). According to Fishery Statistics for 1963, the increase was thanks to a decline of U.S. production in fish meal and rise in imported fish meal from Peru. Today, imports make up 91 percent of the seafood Americans eat.
National Fisherman Live for Feb. 27, 2014
PORTSMOUTH, NH - The New Hampshire Fish and Lobster Festival, known locally as Fishtival, invites the community to Portsmouth's Prescott Park each September to honor, celebrate and rediscover the proud tradition of small-scale, local commercial groundfishing in New Hampshire and its valuable contribution to our local food system, local economy and local culture. Now, the mission continues with the announcement of small grants available from the proceeds of the 2013 event.
In this year's Alaska Symphony of Seafood new-product contest, a distinguished panel of judges, composed of industry chefs and experts, bestowed the grand prize on Tilgner's Specialized Smoked Seafood Products for their Ruby Red Ole World Scottish Style Cold Smoked Sockeye Salmon.Read more...