Recent Press Releases
Today the New England Fishery Management Council took the historic step to preserve the unique character and diversity of the New England commercial fishery by prioritizing Amendment 18 to the groundfish fishery management plan.
Seafood Throwdown Brings Unique Partnership to Farmers Market; Highlights Local Seafood in Healthcare Industry’s Purchasing Decisions08/22/2012
Gloucester, MA – Seafood Throwdown, a unique cooking competition that highlights the importance of local seafood in restoring a healthy ocean ecosystem, is back at Cape Ann Farmers Market on Thursday, August 23, 2012 with a twist: focus of this Throwdown will be to highlight the role of local seafood in young people’s health and diet while showcasing the work underway to assist healthcare industry in shifting their buying practices to support locally caught seafood. The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance have sponsored Seafood Throwdowns for the past four years to raise awareness about why "Who Fishes Matters."
Seafood Throwdown, a unique cooking competition that highlights the importance of local seafood in restoring a healthy ocean ecosystem, is coming to Boston Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from noon to 1:30 p.m. In this Iron-Chef inspired program, Chef Tiffani Faison, a Top Chef finalist and owner of Sweet Cheeks in Boston, will face off against Boston Children’s Executive Chefs Jim Boyd and Colin Targett for the title of the Sustainable Seafood Champion. The chefs will use a locally caught seafood and items from the Hospital’s pantry to create dishes that are voted on by the cafeteria customers. National Geographic fellow and author Barton Seaver will emcee the event giving the play-by-play of all the action.
This event is the first Seafood Throwdown being held at a health care institution since their inception in 2008 by the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA). It’s a collaboration between NAMA, Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Healthcare Program (HCWH), Boston Children’s Hospital, the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Sodexo, and PANG of New England who are working together to shift the health care industry’s seafood buying habits to what's caught sustainably and locally, and values the social, environmental, and economic importance of our local fishing communities.
We're returning to NYC area for the third year for a Seafood Throwdown. This year we are back to the Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn! Seafood Throwdown, a unique cooking competition that highlights the importance of local seafood in restoring a healthy ocean ecosystem, is coming to the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket on July 14, 2012 from 11am to 1pm. In this Iron-Chef inspired program, Brooklyn restaurants Applewood and Cheryl’s Global Soul will face off against each other in a heart-pounding race to transform a secret seafood ingredient with other foods from the farmers market vendors into culinary delights. Judging this spectacular competition will be Blue Moon Fish’s Alex Villani, food and style writer Ralph DiGennaro, Iain Kerr of the spurse artists collective and Nancy Romer of the Brooklyn Food Coalition. Erin Fairbanks, Director of the Heritage Radio Network, will emcee the event giving the play-by-play of all the action.
Edible East End04/10/2013
Center for Investigative Reporting03/18/2013
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