Maritime Gloucester's 3rd Annual Seafood Lecture Series

Starting next week at Maritime Gloucester, there will be a series of free public lectures through the month of March, ending with a restaurant crawl to various seafood eateries in the Gloucester area.

Seafood is a huge part of my diet, so I've been very interested in the reports about fish being mislabeled. It's a huge concern along with the issue of overfishing, trying to eat sustainable fish and seafood that is low in mercury.

The topics for the lectures will be on the future of fishing and seafood, sustainability, and seafood fraud. Turner's Seafood is sponsoring the series. See the list of lectures below.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7pm
Fish, Fraud and Forensics

The lead reporter on the Globe’s seafood fraud investigative team, and a NOAA inspection/enforcement official, will describe this emerging concern, and what measures are being taken to address it.

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7pm
Trawl to Table: Understanding Today’s Groundfisheries

An eye-opening discussion of commercial ground fishing methods, gear technologies, seafood transport, and the seafood needs of discerning markets.

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7pm
Sustainable Seafood Choices

Sustainable seafood purchases are a lot easier to make, thanks to these two consumer-oriented programs. A must for anyone who cares about our oceans’ renewable resources.

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7pm
Seafood Restaurant Crawl

Various eateries throughout greater Gloucester.

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These look like some really interesting events. I'd like to attend at least one of them, but Gloucester is a bit of a drive from Quincy, especially at night, so not sure that will happen. We shall see...

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