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Our View: Maine Fishermen Should Take Cue From Farmers’ Success

May 28, 2014

Portland Press Herald: The locally caught seafood that makes it to market is often too far removed from the fishermen who hauled it in – they just aren’t able to sell their product in the same way that farmers can.

But that can change, and it has to change, if Maine is going to realize the full potential of its fishery and build on the state’s reputation for local food.

The best you’ll find is seafood tagged by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. That tag, which tells consumers that the product has been sustainably harvested from the Gulf of Maine, is a good step, and it stands out next to fish shipped from halfway around the world.