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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 an introductory meeting on Jun. 15, residents celebrated their fiercely independent “island” heritage, community, and fishing way of life, which have long sustained Gloucester.

They expressed strong support for Gloucester’s identity as a fishing, farming, and artist community – and they insisted that it was critical to…

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