Jes Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman magazine and NationalFisherman.com.
Written by Jes Hathaway
Friday, 08 February 2008
After all the tuna talk of the past couple of weeks, I gave in to my sushi cravings.
I shared a bento box at my favorite local Japanese restaurant, which included a smattering of nigiri sushi (slabs on rice), maki-zushi (rolls), sashimi (slabs), a scallop dish, salad, tempura and miso soup.
The point of this list is to remind anyone giving in to tuna fears that it's still OK to eat sushi. I enjoyed two pieces of tuna (maybe an ounce each) and lots of other delicious, omega-3-rich seafood.
The point of sushi is to try, taste and explore different kinds of seafood. This is the place where I learned that I do not enjoy raw mackerel, but I savor every bite of barbecue eel.
What's more, Japanese restaurants often are the easiest option for a group, because the vegetarians, meat-eaters, fish lovers and even vegans can all enjoy a delicious, healthy meal.
What's scary about that?
The following was released by the Maine Department of Marine Resources on Jan. 22:
The Maine Department of Marine Resources announced an emergency regulation that will support the continued rebuilding effort in Maine’s scallop fishery. The rule, effective January 23, 2016, will close the Muscle Ridge Area near South Thomaston and the Western Penobscot Bay Area.Read more...
Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which governs commercial and recreational fishing in the state, got a new boss in January. Charlie Melancon, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislator, was appointed to the job by the state’s new governor, John Bel Edwards.
Although much of his non-political work in the past has centered on the state’s sugar cane industry, Melancon said he is confident that other experience, including working closely with fishermen when in Congress, has prepared him well for this new challenge.Read more...