from Photographers' Blog:

Portugal’s love affair with canned fish

May 30, 2013

Lisbon, Portugal

By Jose Manuel Ribeiro

Canned fish: poor people's food, gourmet cuisine, souvenir or just healthy fast food?

from Photographers' Blog:

Behind the snakehead legend

May 30, 2013

Mt. Vernon, Virginia

By Gary Cameron

Spending time on the water pursuing fish is one of my favorite, relaxing pastimes. Spending time on the water pursuing fish as part of my job comes in as a close second.

from Photographers' Blog:

Fishing in Fukushima

May 30, 2013

Hirono town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan

By Issei Kato

After some tough negotiations with local fishermen cooperatives I was allowed on board a fishing boat sailing out to check fish radioactive contamination levels in waters off the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Commercial fishing has been banned near the tsunami-crippled complex since the March 11, 2011 tsunami and earthquake disaster. The only fishing that still goes on is tied to contamination research carried out by small-scale fishermen contracted by the government. The fishermen set out to sea every two weeks remembering the good old days, as they seek to reestablish their livelihoods and anxiously hope they will be able to go back to full-time fishing again.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

More jumbo gumbo, Mr. President?

October 5, 2011

Blog Guy, have you seen that amazing new book about former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the one taken from hours of taped interviews with her just months after her husband was assassinated?

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Staying longer with a monger?

July 12, 2011

Blog Guy, it seemed to me that Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, really had to do some silly stuff on their long trip to Canada.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Then the queen says to this fishmonger…

May 23, 2011

I say, my good man, are you the local fishmonger?

You've come to the right plaice, your majesty. I'm the o-fish-al monger!

Well, I must say, there is a vile odor here!

You smelt something bad? Say, did you come to carp, or are you here just for the halibut? Get it? Halibut? I got a million of 'em!

from FaithWorld:

UK Catholics urged to shun meat on Fridays

May 14, 2011

(Fish and chips in London, 31 July 2010/Javier Vte Rejas)

Britain's Catholics have been urged to make more effort to follow religious custom and abstain from eating meat on Fridays, potentially boosting sales of fish.

from Environment Forum:

Who is responsible for cleaning up our oceans?

June 3, 2010

OIL-RIG/LEAK

-- David Rockefeller, Jr. is a philanthropist and CEO of Around the Americas and Chairman of Sailors for the Sea. Any views expressed here are his own. --

from Environment Forum:

So long, sardines? Lake Tanganyika hasn’t been this warm in 1,500 years

May 19, 2010

lake_tanganyika1_hEast Africa's Lake Tanganyika might be getting too hot for sardines.

The little fish have been an economic and nutritional mainstay for some 10 million people in neighboring Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo -- four of the poorest countries on Earth. They also depend on Lake Tanganyika for drinking water.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Who ordered the cream of bream?

March 30, 2010

I swear, some days it seems like all I do is settle bets for people. Everybody wants Blog Guy to judge their stupid bar bets, just because I have access to lavish media resources all over the world.