The Golden Goose-Fish of the Northeast : A Regional Seafood Promotion Initiative

Earlier this month, the Fisheries Department of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Marine Program began its latest collaboration with the commercial fishing industry, industry organizations, and Food Export-Northeast’s Seafood Program Coordinator Colleen Coyne to increase consumption and demand of local seafood throughout the Northeast region. Funding provided by the Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant Program allows this project to focus on increasing domestic demand for monkfish (aka goosefish) through product development and audience expansion.  

Hannaford’s Monkfish Stew Proceeds Go Toward Fresh Fish for Maine’s Food Insecure

Maine Coast Monkfish Stew, produced by the nonprofit Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association, is a combination of monkfish and locally-sourced vegetables in a light, creamy base. It includes Maine potatoes, carrots, cream, and lobster stock.  Now, a few months later, that stew is being sold on Hannaford shelves, with proceeds going toward fresh fish for people experiencing food insecurity in Maine.