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Jonah crabs become an emerging opportunity alongside lobster

Jonah crabs become an emerging opportunity alongside lobster

Andrew Spalt sat at a corner table at Fishermen’s View, a popular restaurant along the Cape Cod Canal in Sandwich, with a tortilla-chip ringed bowl of Jonah Crab hummus in front of him and a Jonah Crab melt sandwich in his hand.

The waitress came by and they chatted about the owners, Bob and Denny Colbert, who have been catching Jonah crab for decades and prepare it a host of different ways – Jonah Crab nachos anyone?

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PHOTO GALLERY:  A tasty community collaboration

PHOTO GALLERY: A tasty community collaboration

“Healthier people create healthier communities,” is the catchphrase of the Family Table Collaborative and local seafood is a big part of that.  The Family Table gets donations from local fishermen, including Jesse Rose of the Midnight Our, as well as cases of haddock chowder and Provencal Fish Stew from the Fishermen’s Alliance.

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Working to resurrect a buffer zone for herring

Working to resurrect a buffer zone for herring

One of my most frustrating moments in many years working on fisheries issues arrived a few months ago, when a federal judge overturned a hard-fought reform that would have kept giant mid-water trawlers out of local waters, allowing herring and other crucial forage fish to return, school, and rebuild.

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