Introducing Acme Smoked Fish™ Products

Introducing Acme Smoked Fish™ Products

Harbor Fish Market is excited to offer our customers an excellent line of products from Acme Smoked Fish™. Acme is a 4th generation, family run business that’s been in operation for over 100 years, based in Brooklyn, NY.  Acme’s product line consists of traditional...

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A World of Seafood

More than 3 billion people in the world today rely on seafood as their primary protein.  It turns out that even Neanderthals loved what the sea had to offer.  Huge caches of shells and bones were found in caves in Portugal dating back to 86,000 to 106,000 years ago....

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The Curly-Tailed Fella and other Seafaring Superstitions

Unpredictable and vast, the sea presents challenge and danger to fishermen.  The amount of control they have is limited.  For centuries, fishermen have taken heed of some pretty curious superstitions perhaps to ensure their safe return to land.  On a recent trip...

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Labor Day in Maine

Labor Day in Maine

Happy Labor Day to all of America’s workers! We at Harbor Fish Market appreciate all our hard working staff, especially in the difficult times we have all experienced during this pandemic. Our state has a long history celebrating the Maine worker. After much unrest in...

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END OF SUMMER: GETTING IN ALL YOUR FAVORITES

END OF SUMMER: GETTING IN ALL YOUR FAVORITES

The end of summer, Labor Day Weekend, is coming up fast! Summer evenings grilling on the deck will soon be replaced by kettles of hot seafood chowder eaten in front of the fire. Time to get our summer favorites, our must haves, in line for lunches and dinners over the...

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ON THE FARM TWO: Good Practices/Good Products

ON THE FARM TWO: Good Practices/Good Products

This week we are writing about our Portland wharf neighbor, Bangs Island Mussels.  Bangs has been cultivating sustainable mussels off the islands of Clapboard and Bang’s in Casco Bay since 1999. Mussels are naturally one of the ocean’s great filter feeders, farming...

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ON THE FARM: Good Practices/Good Products

ON THE FARM: Good Practices/Good Products

Let's start by saying fresh shrimp is not something the Northeast sees much of. The Northern Maine Shrimp that we used to enjoy has been depleted and has fled to colder waters. Unfortunately, according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Gulf of Maine, all...

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Maine ‘Shedder’ Lobsters

Maine ‘Shedder’ Lobsters

You may have heard the term 'shedders' if you have been buying Maine lobsters this summer. It's a term used to describe a lobster that has shed it's shell, and developed a new shell, which is now soft. These lobsters are also called new shells or soft shells. Makes...

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Mother’s Day

Mom…a word that conjures up all kinds of warm images. A warm kitchen is what comes to my mind when I think of my mom, where something delicious was always going on the stove top or in the oven. So, it’s no wonder that with Mother’s Day approaching my thoughts turn to...

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All About Wester Ross Salmon

Salmon is a popular fish for good reason! It's rich, decadent, and an eye-catching color on your dinner table; especially if you’re purchasing it from the right business.   Wester Ross Fisheries is one of those “right” businesses. Their practices are far beyond your...

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Maine Lobster Roll Kits are on Memorial Day!!!

Last summer, Harbor Fish introduced a Maine lobster roll kit and it was quite a hit. It was the perfect grab and go meal. Fresh Maine lobster meat (4 oz), a just-baked roll from a local bakery and a packet of Hellman’s mayo. Simple Maine goodness. What a convenience...

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Memorial Day 2020

We always think of the first big seasonal BBQ as Memorial Weekend, it’s the kick-off to summer. Now, I know some people never stop grilling no matter what, and that’s cool. But in Maine, when it is below zero and the snow is whipped by the wind so hard it hurts your...

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Featured Fish: Acadian Red Fish

Acadian Red Fish, also known as Ocean Perch, Rose Fish, or just plain Red Fish are a smart seafood choice because they are sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.  They are orange to flame red in color, with a paler underbelly.  They have...

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Easter: Seafood Style

By the time Easter gets here, you know that spring is just around the corner. Hope and rebirth are what Easter is all about. Ham and Lamb are the two COP (center of plate) items that you hear most about for the dinner celebration, but salmon is making a statement at...

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Passover

Passover this year will be celebrated from sunset on April 8th until nightfall on April 16th . During this time, Jews will celebrate the Exodus, the freedom from slavery of the Israelites from Ancient Egypt. It is a very important celebration for the Jewish faith....

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Earth Day: 50 Years Later

On April 22, 1970 millions of people raised their hands and said enough is enough, we need to help our planet! And each year since, millions have put on gloves on their hands and picked up and cleaned up their yards, their neighborhoods, their parks and beaches. How...

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Happy 1st Birthday to SoFISHticated Seasoning!

It’s been a year since we launched our Harbor Fish’s own SoFISHticated Seasoning! It’s been a great year introducing our customers to more mildly flavored fish and being able to pump up the flavor with our seasoning. A real favorite has been using pollock in a demo...

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Salted Fish Blog

One of the iconic dishes of Maine is corned hake. And looking at the way it is spelled, you may get the wrong idea about what ‘corned hake’ is. Corned hake is salted hake. The reason the term ‘corn’ was used was because of the size of the salt pellets that were used...

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