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Showcasing how we - and others - are supporting New England’s fisheries
Our Wicked Fish strives to help New England consumers, especially those in Massachusetts, become more knowledgeable about their local seafood options. In doing so, we want to generate a more sustainable and localized seafood industry in New England.
Did you know that over 90% of all seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported?
Even though New England is seen as a seafood destination the majority of seafood offered in restaurants and grocery stores is imported. Over-supporting imported seafood while making local catch difficult to find has impacted our fishermen, fishery, economy, carbon footprint, and the consumer!
Let's change this, New England!
Let Our Wicked Fish introduce you to delicious local fish like dogfish, bluefish and skate. Additionally, we also want you to meet the fishermen and organizations who are working hard to bring local fish back to our menus and grocery stores.
After all, some of the best seafood comes from New England, and it is made possible by the people in your community who are passionate about our wicked fish.
Our Wicked Fish will:
Show you which local New England fish and shellfish are in-season
Think about it - seafood fraud makes consumers doubt the integrity of the entire fishing industry, even of those who are approaching seafood the right way. Here’s the good news- you can avoid it. Here are a just a few ways you can protect your health and wallet from common seafood fraud practices
Fishmongers don’t just sell you fish- they have knowledge, connections, and skills to help you have an excellent experience and relationship with your seafood! Here is a quick list of what you can - and can’t- ask from your fishmongers
We want to help you find a unique gift for the seafood lovers / a-fish-ionados in your life. Consider surprising them with one of these thoughtful gifts!
(Photo of Jonah Crab and fresh pasta. Taken by Fishermen’s View, Sandwich MA)
Sure, salmon contains a great amount of omega-3s, but so does shellfish! Throwing back six oysters on the halfshell could provide you more omega 3s than a portion of salmon.
No one would be foolish enough to try to pass beef as chicken; yet, restaurants, grocery stores, and suppliers can be overly creative and deceitful when catfishing customers with fish! We're talking about seafood fraud!
When it comes to Atlantic Salmon, there are five important differences that most restaurant menus, fishmongers, and suppliers don’t broadcast to consumers.
"Massachusetts consumers should have the choice, just as they do in every other state"
Our Wicked Fish, Inc., got a speed lesson in oyster aquaculture from Jennifer and Scott Mullin of Scorton Creek Oysters. After one afternoon, we were astounded with how much time, effort and risk goes into raising oysters in Massachusetts.