By Jessica Hathaway
One of the ongoing disputes in my house is whether or not a real seafood chowder can have corn in it. I grew up in the South, and my family is from the heartland, so corn has a ubiquitous presence in my comfort foods and consequently is a normal addition to nearly any recipe and in any application in my book. My husband, a dyed-in-the-wool Mainer, says corn in the chowder is fine — so long as you’re making corn chowder. After I read Roger Fitzgerald’s In Search of the Simple Life column for this issue, I could not wait to tell my husband that a bona fide Alaska fisherman proudly adds corn as the surprise ingredient in his P-cod chowder.
R.I. boatshop moves to Point Judith;
a full calendar at Maine finishing shop
By Michael Crowley
At the beginning of August, Harborside Boat Repair moved from Wakefield to Point Judith, R.I. “We moved down the pond 4 miles, and now we are right in the middle of the fleet,” says Harborside Boat Repair’s Rich Fuka. “Everybody,” he adds, “has been real receptive.”
Prices hit best level since recession,
thanks to cool spring, Asian demand
By Kirk Moore
Northeast lobster fishermen saw the best price surge since the Great Recession of 2008 in the latter part of 2014, driven by buyers — including export demand from China — and odd weather and water temperatures that reduced supplies.
National Fisherman Live: 12/16/14
In this episode, Bruce Buls, WorkBoat's technical editor, interviews Long Island lobsterman John Aldridge, who survived for 12 hours after falling overboard in the dead of night. Aldridge was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Pacific Marine Expo, which took place Nov. 19-21 in Seattle.
NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.