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Chefs, Ocean Researchers Team Up To Hook Diners on ‘Underutilized’ Gulf Of Maine Fish Species

Aug 31, 2013

Bangor Daily News: This year, the commercial cod quota in the Gulf of Maine, which includes Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is 78 percent lower than last year. The term “overfishing” gets bandied about, but the culprit is as vast as the Atlantic, says Jen Levin, sustainable seafood program manager for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

“Fish populations have a dynamic and natural ecosystem that influences food and water temperatures and affects where they like to live,” said Levin. “Scientists are reticent to say, ‘Here’s the answer,’ there are so many different things going on with fish stock populations.”