Written by Super User
Seafood 101 is a public education program dedicated to teaching families about sourcing, cooking and eating healthy and sustainable seafood.
What does it mean for the commercial fishing industry?
Seafood 101 began with NOAA and evolved into an industry-supported program that helps to educate the public about U.S. fisheries. It's a marketing tool, as well.
The program, which launched in the Pacific Northwest and is in the development stages for other regions, is sponsored through a partnership between business, industry associations and government.
This year marks the second annual Seafood 101 program. The 2014 progam celebrates the Centennial of the Port of Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal and kicks off with the Fishermen’s Fall Festival on Oct. 4. Events continue during National Seafood Month in October, and will culminate with Pacific Marine Expo, Nov. 19-21.
To learn more, please visit the Pacific Northwest Seafood 101 website.
Do you often find yourself educating your friends, neighbors and customers about wild fish, how it's caught, how to find it, how to cook it and why it's so good to eat? Use the resources compiled at Seafood 101 as a tool to help spread the message about the sustainable and wild American fisheries. Or better yet, just send your customers to the site. They'll find recipes, cooking tips, nutritional information, local seafood cooking demonstrations and much more.
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How to tell when seafood is done
Do you worry that you will over cook your fish? This video from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute offers guidance on how to cook salmon or cod perfectly every time.
How to pick fresh seafood at the market
In this video, a chef explains how to select the freshest and best seafood at your local fish market. With tips on what questions to ask the fishmonger and to what to look for in a fish, you'll be prepared to shop with confidence.
Want to get involved?Contact: Rebecca Reuter
Outreach Program Coordinator
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
NOAA recently published a proposed rule that would implement a traceability plan to help combat IUU fishing. The program would seek to trace the origins of imported seafood by setting up reporting and filing procedures for products entering the U.S.
The traceability program would collect data on harvest, landing, and chain of custody of fish and fish products that have been identified as particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and fraud.Read more...
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...