Check out the Maine Seafood Guide by Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI). They have compiled a monthly list of what is in season from Maine’s fisheries. Understanding, and abiding by, the seasonal nature of our food supply is critical to reducing the average distance our food travels from its source to our plates – a distance that now averages more than 1,500 miles!
Eating local, seasonal seafood can help reduce your impact on global fisheries as well as the carbon pollution generated by food transportation. Check out the guide and eat up!
Our sustainability radar is always on, and we love to share. Do you have information about a great project helping to make Maine a more sustainable place to call home that you would like to see featured on NRCM’s blog? Guest posts and alerts about interesting sustainability stories are always welcome! If it is good news for our environment and involves Maine or Mainers, it belongs in the spotlight. Please contact Sarah Lakeman, NRCM Sustainable Maine Project Director at email@example.com or (207) 430-0170 or Ryan Parker, NRCM Environmental Policy Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 430-0144.