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Groundfish special!

Folks, I'm just an American groundfish ...
By DAVID KISH  |  February 22, 2013

Haddocks settling Maine?

It's possible there were human Haddocks in Maine well before the Puritans settled Massachusetts, according to historian J. Dennis Robinson.

By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 22, 2013

Groundfishing in New England faces a bleak present and an uncertain future

As recently as 2008, Maine groundfishermen were feeling fairly optimistic.
Sink or swim?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 22, 2013

Eat more Maine scallops and pollock, and less imported, farmed salmon and shrimp

Fresh Maine sea scallops (dredged by day-boats or caught by divers) are everywhere this fleeting season, rebounding after a collapse that prompted a three-year-moratorium.
Seafood resolutions
By LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  January 04, 2013

Markham Starr’s ‘In History’s Wake’; and Linda Nagaoka

Living here near the coast, commercial fishing is never far away, but it can seem otherworldly, like an old romantic myth that surprisingly turns out to still be true.
The seafaring life
By GREG COOK  |  June 08, 2012

Review: Breachway Grill

There's yet another restaurant down at the South County shore, adding to those giant summertime sucking sounds, with busy Narragansett Bay fishing boats at one end and Charlestown tourists slurping up oysters at the other.
A meal with a view
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 15, 2011

St Peter's Greasy Pole

Greased up in Gloucester

When people picture the greasy pole, they often envision men scaling a vertical pole, as in Boston's Festival Betances.
Big Slick
By GREG COOK  |  June 24, 2011

Review: A Marine's Guide to Fishing

On the one-year anniversary of a life-changing incident on a foreign battleground, a Marine (Matthew Pennington) begins to take up his old life again.
A snapshot of a returned veteran's life
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 11, 2011

Eat, buy, love: A mini Going Green gift guide.

As I write this, I'm slurping down a soup made of roasted broccoli, celery root, garlic, and broth. I'd never cooked with celery root before, but I had to learn fast — the ugly-but-tasty vegetable was included in the first box of winter farm-share produ
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 26, 2010

'The most alive salmon'

"But you can't get fresh fish anywhere in Portland on Monday," the Swede said. We were having a scheduling conflict.
Exploring Swedish cuisine in America
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  November 19, 2010

Fishing with the Kennedys

The key that unlocks private beaches may be found in any sporting-goods story. According to the Colonial Ordinance of 1641-1647, private beaches in Massachusetts are open to the public for fishing, fowling, and navigation.
Casting a rod at the compound?
By JACK BURLINGAME  |  July 23, 2010


Review: Ondine

Love in a Neil Jordan film is almost always impossible: a guy falls for another man’s wife, or for his own mother, or (unwittingly) for another guy, or for the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Mysterious mer-woman takes up with a fisherman
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 25, 2010

Teach a woman to fish...she'll never want to leave

The cluster of small shacks that comprise Jim's Smelt Camp in Bowdoinham look like a tiny shantytown; were that it was so — I would move right in.
Love letters to Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 28, 2009