Category Archive: Gloucester

Gloucester gathering focuses on marketing local, sustainably caught fish and seafood

  GLOUCESTER, MA – Some 60 people – including fishermen, seafood industry advocates, scientists, marine policy specialists, and government representatives – met at the Gloucester House restaurant here on Aug. 2 to explore new, more collaborative ways to market locally and sustainably caught seafood. Jack Wiggin – director of the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s (UMass-Boston), Urban …

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John Bullard to retire as GARFO regional administrator in January

  GLOUCESTER, MA – NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator (GARFO) John Bullard has recently announced he plans to retire on Jan. 5, 2018. Bullard, who took the top job in the agency’s Gloucester-based office in 2012, will leave a legacy of improved relationships with fishermen, the research community, environmentalists, local, state, and federal officials …

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Linda Greenlaw welcomed back to Gloucester…

…addresses annual fishermen’s memorial service   GLOUCESTER, MA – Capt. Linda Greenlaw, the celebrated fisherman and author – and a valued friend of this city by the sea – delivered the keynote address during Gloucester’s 20th Annual Fishermen’s Memorial Service. Several hundred fishing families and friends gathered on a late August afternoon at Gloucester’s historic …

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Angela Sanfilippo named to Boston Seafood Hall of Fame

GLOUCESTER, MA – Angela Sanfilippo, the inspired and longtime president of the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association (GFWA) was honored last month by both the Boston seafood industry and the City of Gloucester. Sanfilippo, the wife, daughter, and sister of fishermen, is also the executive director of the Massachusetts Fishing Partnership Support Services. She has served …

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Gloucester celebrates its 86th Annual St. Peter’s Fiesta

GLOUCESTER, MA – On the last weekend in June thousands of people thronged America’s oldest fishing port for the city’s annual St. Peter’s Fiesta. The celebration honors Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, and the fishing way of life that has shaped Gloucester for nearly 400 years. On Sunday Jun. 26, following an outdoor mass, …

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In Gloucester, focusing on “Local Foods, Local Places”

GLOUCESTER, MA – Fishermen, fish processors, farmers, scientists, artists, educators, nutritionists, and health care workers met here with local, state, and federal representatives on Jun. 15-16 to develop new initiatives to sustain Gloucester’s time-honored seafood industry. A federal “Local Foods, Local Places” in-kind award supported the program, also designed to support sustainable local farming. During …

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Gloucester launches “branded” fresh seafood campaign

GLOUCESTER, MA – America’s oldest fishing port recently launched Gloucesterfresh, a multi-pronged campaign to promote Gloucester seafood and the city’s renowned seafood industry. The city celebrated this new “ocean to table” initiative at Seafood Expo North America (the former International Boston Seafood Show) in early March. Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken and her team, including …

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