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Remembering Sen. Kennedy's support for fishermen
Gloucester Daily Times
12/13/2009
by Richard Gaines

The late U.S. Sen. Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy now has a permanent place of remembrance at the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial.

Although he was neither from Gloucester nor lost at sea, "the lion of the Senate," who was felled by cancer last summer, was honored for his unstinting support for the fishing industry...

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Toward a sustainable community catch
Gloucester Daily Times
09/04/2009
by James Balsiger

More and more, Americans are interested in buying ands eating seafood that they know has been caught in a sustainable manner.

Strong public interest in sustainable seafood is also fueling an impressive movement in Gloucester, in other parts of New England and around the nation — to connect local fishermen more directly with local consumers as farmer's markets have long connected local farmers with consumers.

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Seafood Throwdowns Back at Farmers Market
Gloucester Daily Times
08/13/2009
by Times Staff

Another season of "Seafood Throwdown" starts tomorrow at the Cape Ann Farmers Market on Harbor Loop.

The first "Seafood Throwdown" of the season will feature Team Alchemy Café & Bistro starring chef William Fogarty vs. Team Sugar Magnolias starring chef Melissa Hart. It starts at 4:30 p.m.

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Customers Eat up Fresh Fish Buying Programs
NPR
07/08/2009
by Chris Arnold

All Things Considered, July 8, 2009 · You probably already know about produce "clubs" where farmers sell boxes of local fruit and vegetables to members. Picture that arrangement, but instead of a farm bounty in a basket, you get a 2-foot-long, wide-eyed codfish.

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Fishery doing business in Cambridge is catch of the day
Cambridge Chronicle
07/08/2009

Cape Ann Fresh Catch is a Community Supported Fishery — CSF for short — based in Gloucester that has eight drop-off points in the Boston area.

The drop at Harvard’s farmers market is the largest. For a fee, CSF members receive fresh fish every week for 12 weeks. The fish are caught that day, weather depending, and packaged by weight for each member.

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Community Supported Fishery Launched in Gloucester
GFWA
June 15, 2009

Gloucester, MA - The Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association (GFWA), the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA), and MIT SeaGrant, announce the launching of Cape Ann Fresh Catch (CAFC), a Community Supported Fishery. Modeled after Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)...


Sanfilippo To Receive Honorary Doctorate
GFWA
May 12, 2009

The Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association is pleased to announce that its president of 32 years, Angela Orlando Sanfilippo, will be awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree. The degree, given by Salem State College, comes in recognition of Mrs. Sanfilippo's decades-long leadership in the Gloucester and Massachusetts' fishing communities and of her efforts to protect the ocean environment...


"When we lose our connection to the tides and the seasons, we lose a vital connection to ourselves and God"

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