Gloucester Seeks to Promote Use of “Underutilized” Fish

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.

ecoRI.org: Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Curt Spalding visited the city of Gloucester, MA, on June 15 to applaud the commencement of a workshop to help the Massachusetts community promote the use of underutilized fish species as a way to support the local economy, address food insecurity and help revitalize downtown.

The workshop is being conducted as part of the White House Rural Council’s effort to promote “Local Foods, Local Places” — a federal initiative that helps communities increase economic opportunities for local food producers and related businesses and improves access to healthy local food.

Gloucester is one of 27 communities in 22 states that has been selected to participate in the program, and is the only New England municipality selected. More than 300 applicants were received.

Read more about how Gloucester is seeking to promote the consumption of underutilized species.