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Category Archives: Fishing

DMF Seafood Recipes: Vincent’s Fried Calamari Posted on Jan 2

DMF Seafood Recipes: Vincent’s Fried Calamari

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio Sure to make a calamari lover out of anyone who tries it, this recipe comes from Vincent Manfredi, a fisheries biologist with the Resource Assessment Project for MarineFisheries. This dish works wells   …Continue Reading DMF Seafood Recipes: Vincent’s Fried Calamari

Bangin’ Chowda Posted on Dec 26

Bangin’ Chowda

  This seafood chowder, from Jill Carr of the MarineFisheries Habitat Project, is a favorite with friends and family. It is a required course at all gatherings, especially the holidays! Any preferred seafood can be used and adventurous eating is encouraged. Ingredients:  1 ½ cups   …Continue Reading Bangin’ Chowda

DMF Seafood Recipes: Erin’s Linguine with Pink Clam Sauce Posted on Dec 19

DMF Seafood Recipes: Erin’s Linguine with Pink Clam Sauce

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio This week’s tasty meal is the creation of Erin Burke, DMF’s Protected Species Specialist. This dish is addictively delicious and without fail, is always gobbled up during the holidays! Ingredients: 1 ½   …Continue Reading DMF Seafood Recipes: Erin’s Linguine with Pink Clam Sauce

DMF Seafood Recipes: Caruso Family Oysters Rockefeller Posted on Dec 12

DMF Seafood Recipes: Caruso Family Oysters Rockefeller

Elaine BrewerInformation and Education Coordinator, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) View Elaines's Bio Throughout this holiday season, we will be posting some favorite seafood recipes submitted by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) staff. Check back each week for tasty holiday dish ideas! The   …Continue Reading DMF Seafood Recipes: Caruso Family Oysters Rockefeller

Think Coastal, Act Global Posted on Oct 25

Think Coastal, Act Global

Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Secretary Sullivan's Bio On October 11, 2012, the Boston skies were a brilliant blue, the temperatures hovered in the mid-60s, and the local weather   …Continue Reading Think Coastal, Act Global

Finding Your Favorite Fishing Spot Posted on Sep 26

Finding Your Favorite Fishing Spot

Tim Purinton Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration View Tim's Bio The Great Outdoors Blog provides inspiration to go outside to visit Massachusetts farms, parks, and ponds. For example in previous posts I have encouraged you to visit Red Brook or   …Continue Reading Finding Your Favorite Fishing Spot

Weekly outdoor events: The Harbor Islands! Posted on Aug 15

Weekly outdoor events: The Harbor Islands!

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Are you looking for a getaway that's close to home but feels like an adventure? The natural, cultural and recreational resources available to the public make the Boston Harbor Islands a   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events: The Harbor Islands!

FIELD REPORT: Charles River Shad Restoration Posted on Aug 9

FIELD REPORT: Charles River Shad Restoration

Mark Albano Social Media Intern, Department of Fish and Game View Marks's Bio Earlier this summer, I drove to the Charles River boat access ramp on Woerd Avenue in Waltham to watch the release of 500,000 American shad larvae, in the first of many stockings   …Continue Reading FIELD REPORT: Charles River Shad Restoration

Weekly outdoor events: Family fun! Posted on Aug 7

Weekly outdoor events: Family fun!

Hannah Brunelle Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Hannah's Bio Gather the family and spend some time quality time outdoors this week at great events happening across the state. Ongoing through September, Join DCR’s Great Park Pursuit! The Great Park   …Continue Reading Weekly outdoor events: Family fun!

Paddling the Squannacook River Posted on Jun 20

Paddling the Squannacook River

Marion Larson Outreach Coordinator, MassWildlife View Marion's Bio Last June, I kayaked a portion of the Squannacook River, a cold river which wends its way from the towns of Townsend, Groton and Shirley. My first experience with this river was in the mid-1980’s as a   …Continue Reading Paddling the Squannacook River