Village Fishmonger

New Seafood Label Law Posted in U.S. Congress

By Sean Dixon, Co-Founder, Village Fishmonger NYC Earlier this month, after the fall out taking place after conservation group Oceana’s latest seafood mislabeling report, Representative Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) and five other Representatives introduced a bill in Congress to protect ...

Labeling & Local Seafood

By Sean Dixon, Co-Founder, Village Fishmonger NYC Recently highlighted in a great Ocean Views post by Brian Howard, an Atlantic article, and the New York Times, a report by ocean advocacy organization Oceana once again exposed a fatal flaw in ...

Seafood Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry

By Dennis O’Connor | www.VillageFishmongerNYC.com I recently sat down with Village Fishmonger’s resident fishmonger, Ben Smallman, to get his take on seafood and why he loves what he does.  He’s currently working as a tournant at ...

Fishermen Look to Recovery After Hurricane Sandy

Over the past few days, Hurricane Sandy barreled through the Mid-Atlantic Ocean, making landfall late Monday night in New Jersey.  Thoughts and well-wishes have been flowing in from all over the world – with millions in the dark and no way ...

Local Oceans & NYC’s New Village Fishmonger

The oceans (or the ocean, singular; depending on your perspective), are (is) big. To paraphrase Douglas Adams’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is” (Mr. Adams was actually referring ...

Invasive Plastic Hitchhikers

We’re ten days and 690 nautical miles out from the nearest land in California.  In that time, we’ve conducted 21 net deployments to collect and analyze plastic.  We’ve counted a total of 3,190 pieces of plastic, most of it in ...