Could trouble in the cod fishery open doors to fishing for other species?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 by Katie

Because cod populations are at an all time low in the Gulf of Maine, strict restrictions have been placed on fishing for them. Read the article below for more details:

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/11/10/regulators-to-place-strict-limits-on-cod-catch-in-gulf-of-maine/

With many fishermen not being able to catch the fish they used to rely on, this may be the time to look at fishing for alternative species. GMRI’s Out of the Blue program is promoting fish species that are well managed and have healthy populations in the Gulf of Maine. These species are not yet found as commonly in grocery stores or restaurants, but are really tasty. Dogfish, redfish, mackerel, whiting and pollock are some of the species that you should check out the next time you go to the grocery store or seafood market.

To learn more about these fish, check out: http://www.gmri.org/events/event-series/out-blue

Have you eaten dogfish, redfish, mackerel, whiting, or pollock? Which one would you recommend?



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