Eat Like a Fish forum set for Stonington

STONINGTON — The Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries and the nonprofit group Eating with the Ecosystem will hold a public discussion about diversifying local seafood diets at the center’s Stonington headquarters at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28.

Kate Masury, program director at Eating with the Ecosystem, will present findings from a research effort called the Eat Like a Fish citizen science project.

The newly released results demonstrate that although more than a hundred edible wild seafood species thrive in the salty waters off New England’s shores, most of them are remarkably difficult to find for purchase at local seafood counters.

Masury will discuss the ecological and economic downsides to harvesting an overly narrow range of fish and shellfish from local waters, and offer tips to help eaters support local fisheries by diversifying their seafood repertoires.

Masury’s new cookbook and coastal ecology primer, “Simmering the Sea: Diversifying Cookery to Sustain Our Fisheries,” will be available for signing and purchase.

“Simmering the Sea” is an underwater culinary adventure in which readers meet and learn how to prepare 40 underappreciated fish and shellfish from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean.


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