Local Fish Shines at Seafood Celebration

Tidings | Apr 20, 2020

This image shows a range of different seafood dishes placed in a circle on a white table.
Delicious local seafood.

In April, top local chefs, scientists, seafood experts, and guests gathered for our fifth annual Gulf of Maine Seafood Celebration.

Over 200 guests enjoyed an evening of delicious food and live music in support of responsibly harvested Gulf of Maine seafood and the hardworking communities that bring it to us. GMRI Culinary partners showcased a wide variety of Gulf of Maine species, including mussels, pollock, oysters, mackerel, redfish, hake, dogfish, and scallops.

"I am eternally grateful for the education GMRI has provided for me and other chefs in our community,” said chef Evan Mallett of Black Trumpet. “I am thrilled to be a Culinary Partner at this event so that I can showcase the glorious flavor and versatility of the Atlantic pollock!”

Looking for a reason to put Gulf of Maine seafood on your grocery list? Here are five good ones. And, if you're looking for some tips on how to eat fish sustainably, check out this recent video from Sustainable Seafood Program Manager Jen Levin. 

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