National Fisherman


When commercial fishermen go out to catch salmon, halibut or black cod, they also bring in some other, lesser-known species.
 
Wolf eel, sand dab, and skate wing can be delicious, too. But they’re usually thrown out because nobody wants to buy them. Hence, these “trash fish” get wasted even though they could be served on a white tablecloth and paired with wine.
 
A Trash Fish Supper in Portland Nov. 10 is designed to show people why we should think twice before tossing out these trash fish while raising money for a sustainable seafood program called Chefs Collaborative.
 
Four Portland chefs will prepare dishes using wolf eel, sanddab, skate wing, yellowtail rockfish and ivory salmon, a type of salmon that is white instead of pink.
 
“We are in the process of fishing out our favorites,” said event organizer Amanda Osborne. “ People always order salmon or halibut or things they're familiar with. But there's stuff fishermen will catch that they don't intend to catch and for which there's no market. The idea is to do something delicious with species that they've never heard of before.” 
 
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Inside the Industry

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.

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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.

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