Monthly Archives: February 2013

Spring Must Be Near

Spring can’t be far behind as we have our first Western Conifer Seed Bug of the season. They find ways into buildings in the late fall looking for places to over-winter only to emerge when it starts to warm outside.

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Food Safety Modernization Act

The FDA has published their Food Safety Capacity-Building Plan as required by Section 305 of the recently enacted Food Safety Modernization Act. This act provides for the FDA to hold imported foods to the same standards as domestic foods as … Continue reading

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Invasive Species Workshop

TOWN OF BOSCAWEN AGRICULTURAL COMMISSION Monday, MARCH 4, 2013 6:30 PM Boscawen Town Office 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor INVASIVE SPECIES (And what we can do!) Douglas Cygan, Invasive Species Coordinator for the Dept. of Agriculture, Markets & Food, … Continue reading

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Seed Swap in Durham

Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group has rescheduled the Give & Take: Seed Swap to 3:00 to 4:30 PM Sunday, 10 March at Saint George Episcopal Church in Durham.

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Morning Calm

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Who Fishes Matters Tour

Seacoast Eat Local commented today that the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA) will conduct a Who Fishes Matters Tour public meeting 4 March 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Portsmouth Public Library. Five public meetings will be held beginning 28 … Continue reading

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Macaron is not the coconut based macaroon treat that we are used. They are a traditional French pastry, although originating in Venice Italy, constructed similar to our Whoopie Pie. Macarons have been made since 791 at Abbaye Saint-Paul de Cormery, … Continue reading

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Proposal to Suspend Monkfish Limits

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Docket # 121126649-3123-01, proposes: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to implement a temporary emergency action that would suspend existing monkfish possession limits for vessels issued both a Federal limited access Northeast multispecies permit and … Continue reading

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Oceana Study Reveals Seafood Fraud Nationwide

Right after the news breaks on Polish horse meat being mixed in with and sold as beef throughout Europe comes the 21 February release by Oceana on their nationwide summary of retail fish DNA analysis. It is worth your time … Continue reading

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North Atlantic Swordfish Commercial Fishery Management

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a proposed rule, Docket 120627194-3097-01, to implement Amendment 8 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP) addresses North Atlantic swordfish commercial fishery management measures. From their … Continue reading

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