For sustainable fisheries, try eating ‘underloved’ fish

first_img Read Full Story Eating a wider variety of fish, including species like hake, skate, and cusk, would help keep overall fish stocks strong, according to chef and author Barton Seaver. Diversifying in this way would help ensure that people can keep eating plenty of fish — an important source of nutrients — as well as ensure economic stability for fishermen and coastal communities.In a Dec. 18, 2017 interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, Barton, director of the Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discussed sustainable fishing and other fish-related topics, such as fish farming and tips for buying quality fish.Seaver said that just three species—tuna, salmon, and shrimp—account for 65 percent of total fish consumption. But overexploitation can decimate species, he said. For example, a boom in popularity of sea bass that began in the 1990s led to overfishing and depleted stocks.“I think that we as consumers, and we as chefs, need to become more educated about the wealth of diversity of seafood that’s available to us so that we place our demand across a broad footprint of the ecosystem,” he said.Listen to the Fresh Air interview with Barton Seaver: Sustainable Seafoodlast_img read more

Jamestown Looking To Manage Urban Deer Population With Archery Hunting

first_imgImage by Rory Pollaro/WNYNewsNow.JAMESTOWN – Urban deer have become quite the nuisance for those living in Jamestown, and now, city leaders are considering implementing an archery hunting program to manage the growing population.Jamestown’s City Council is expected to hash-out the idea of authorizing a deer management system, where archery hunters could help reduce the animal’s urban population.Specifically, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation would authorize licensed volunteer hunters a special permit to hunt deer and coyotes.The program would run from November 1 to December 22 with hunting limited to bow and arrow with shots taken 20 yards or less from buildings. Hunting would take at Jones Memorial Park, Bergman Park, Chadakoin Park and Allen Park; with signs posted to warn the public of the activity.Hunters would take deer to designated processing sites and any processed meat not reserved by the hunter would be donated to a local food pantry.The council is scheduled to discuss the program during Monday’s 7:30 p.m. work session. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),The ONLY problem in this world, …is Man.,The city arborist already has his friends picked out to get the special hunt!!!!,Of course he does, what did you expect?,Worth the try!,I would be interested in being considered for this program. Granted it is now 11/16, but there are still several days remaining, and I still have my doe tags, if that matters. Is there a procedure for applying, and if so, what is it?,HI Jake, I have been asking for a long time about being able to harvest some of the city deer herd but have been turned down every time. I am sure some city officials have all their buddies setup already. But you never know I would like to be on the list also.,What? Did they decide to toss coyotes into the mix as an afterthought?Can’t seem to make up their minds whether to let coyotes be the predators they were designed to be, and help to limit deer numbers. Oh, right…they’re “sustainable”! And coyotes don’t pay hunting tag fees.Nonsense.If this should occur, there should be NO BAITING.last_img read more

Chris Paul and Clippers face fateful Game 7 vs. Jazz

first_imgHe came as the final and most important piece of an All-NBA troika. The Clippers already employed DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, but Chris Paul was the ringleader who brought it all together and established an expectation that these perennial do-nothings, upstarts to say the least, could compete in the revamped Western Conference.Six years later, with the Clippers on the verge of playoff elimination and that core perhaps disbanding with no hardware to show for how far they have come, Paul continues to prove himself to be the biggest of the Clippers’ big three.“Whenever we’ve asked Chris to step up and take over a basketball game,” Jordan said, “he’s been able to do that.”On Friday, that meant scoring a team-high 29 points to carry the Clippers to a 98-93 Game 6 win in Utah, setting the stage for a dramatic do-or-die showdown Sunday afternoon at Staples Center. Coach Doc Rivers said Paul “willed” the latest victory for the Clippers. Since Paul was traded to L.A., the Clippers are 3-1 in Game 7 appearances, with the lone loss coming in their infamous collapse against Houston in the second round of the 2015 postseason. They are 3-3 in franchise history.J.J. Redick said Game 7 is always “very emotional.” He has played in four of them in his career, three with the Clippers.The playoffs, he said, “amplify that emotion” that is inherent to professional basketball.“Especially when it’s an elimination game and your season is on the brink of being done,” he said. “So when both teams are in an elimination game it can be very emotional.”If the Clippers are going to beat the Jazz in this matchup of the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds – the only first-round series to require seven games – chances are it will come down to Paul in the fourth quarter, as each of the Clippers’ three wins in the playoffs have. “That’s what we practice for,” Paul said. “That’s what you’re in the gym for during the summer when you’re working out and you’re training, the guys are leaning on you and counting on you.”While the Jazz has needed different players to have big performances from one night to the next, for the Clippers it has been Paul, with scattered contributions from role players.In Game 3 in Salt Lake City, after Griffin went down, Paul scored nine straight points for the Clippers amid a 15-0 run in the fourth quarter to ensure a win and 2-1 series lead.The series has had plenty of dramatic swings, but Paul has not been among them. The point guard has been remarkably consistent, scoring between 21 and 34 points in each of the six games, averaging 27.3 per game – ninth among all players in the postseason.Only Russell Westbrook and John Wall have averaged more than Paul’s 10 assists in the playoffs, and both have committed far more turnovers.“He’s so unselfish,” Jordan said. “He wants to get other guys going, but sometimes we need him to get going (himself). He’s been able to do that and he’s been able to find a medium of that in this series and just take advantage of whatever they’re giving him and still be able to get other guys involved and keep everybody engaged.”After breaking his hand in the first round last season, with free agency looming whenever this season ends, this time around, Paul is giving the Clippers hope.“It’s just Chris,” Rivers said, “he is as competitive a human being as I’ve ever been around and when you put that with the talent and the will that’s why he has performances like this in big games.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more