Barton Seaver

A Taste for Sustainability

I recently had the great honor of serving dinner to Secretary of State John Kerry and numerous assembled dignitaries at the U.S. Department of State’s Our Ocean conference in Washington, D.C. I did not serve salmon, tuna, ...

Can Technology End Pirate Fishing?

Last week, a 60-meter Japanese fishing vessel following the Benguela Current northward along the southwest coast of Africa entered Angolan waters, where it remained for some five days before returning to international waters to meet side-by-side with a Japanese reefer ...

Can Technology End Pirate Fishing?

Last week, a 60-meter Japanese fishing vessel following the Benguela Current northward along the southwest coast of Africa entered Angolan waters, where it remained for some five days before returning to international waters to meet side-by-side with a Japanese reefer ...

Hurricane at the Dinner Table

  As the East Coast begins to spring back to life, there is another disaster waiting to befall us in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. As the storm bore down on the coast, farmers and fishermen scrambled to bring in ...

Do You Know What Fish Is on Your Plate?

The floating barges, whole fish on display, and motley assortment of attendants give my favorite seafood market the look and feel of an era lost, or at least of a foreign shore that still remembers where seafood comes from. I ...

Restoring the Urban Sea by Farming It

With 91% of the seafood that we eat in this country imported from foreign waters there is increased interest in restoring local watersheds to full productivity. While much of the dialogue about sustainable seafood focuses on maintaining adequate resources, some forms ...

Celebrate Watermen during National Seafood Month

Walking the aisles of my local grocery store I was struck by the seasonal expression of the products featured. Not seasonal as in all of the vegetables mimicked that which you’d find at the local farmers market, available only ...

Healthier Food in Healthcare

Last week I had the privilege to help lead a gathering in Boston that convened many of the city’s leading hospitals and community care organizations. Organized by Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, in ...

Saving This Small Fish Can Help Save the Ocean

I’ve always loved fresh fish. As a chef, there’s nothing like cooking a striped bass or bluefish straight from the Chesapeake — watching as the skin darkens, caramelizes, and releases just a hint of the unmistakably sweet, yet salty, ...