What We Are Thankful For…

We blinked and it is mid-November. Does anyone else feel this way? Last we checked, July 4 th was last week! With Thanksgiving upon us, we feel it is a good time to share with you what Harbor Fish Market is grateful for. First, our employees and coworkers. We are so...

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Black Friday at Harbor Fish Market

Sound the alarm! Black Friday is coming - Are you ready for it? Although a fish market isn’t a traditional stop on your Black Friday shopping list, we welcome you to come into our store, or of course shop online if you are not in Maine. What you will find is plenty of...

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Yes Turkey, But What Else?

Listen, we are not here to convince you to throw away the turkey and only eat seafood on Thanksgiving, but we will suggest adding a bit of seafood into your day! There are many ways to do this and we will show you how. First, a fish-filled appetizer. This can be as...

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Convenience & Seafood

Although a lot of the same cooking, preparation, and storing methods are generally the same between poultry, red meats and seafood, there seems to be a lack of education surrounding seafood as it pertains to everything from handling, cooking and storing it away.  The...

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How Sustainable is the Maine Lobster Fishery?

In terms of sustainability, the Maine lobster fishery is top notch, and has been for well over a  century!  It is a certified sustainable fishery, put in place to maintain healthy lobster populations, so that Maine lobsters are not over fished to the point where...

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National Seafood Month is Here!

Here at Harbor Fish, it’s national seafood day every day, but that doesn’t keep us from celebrating National Seafood Month! It’s our chance to talk about what’s important to us - things like sustainability, traceability and underutilized species. Sustainability means...

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Frightening Fish just in Time for Halloween!

Marine Hatchetfish: Hatchetfish get their name from their hatchet-shaped bodies.  They are small and found in deep, dark ocean water. Hatchetfish are one of the only fish that can produce their own light through a process known as bioluminescence. Viperfish: Viperfish...

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Summer Recap: So Long Sweet Summer!

Boy, have we had ourselves a summer! So much so, that it is a bit sad thinking that this season is coming to an end. To wrap up the summer, we figured it would be fun to write a blog about some of the fun we had! We launched a bunch of new products, some our own, and...

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Fall is Here!

Happy Fall, y’all!  Although we are a bit sad to see summer go, there are so many great things about fall that we are looking forward to! The start of fall is a great time to talk about how cooking your seafood changes as the weather starts to cool down. Coming into...

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Odds and Ends

Cod tongues you say? Fish have cheeks… and they are edible? We will always get a list of questions with some of our more *unique*seafood options in our store, and we love them!  Educating you all on things other than your typical fillets is something we are passionate...

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Preparing for Labor Day

Officially, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 as a way to honor the American labor movement and contributions that workers had made to the development and growth of our country. For many, Labor Day is the last hoorah of Summer. It is called the “unofficial...

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Diversity In Our Store

Diversity isn’t just in the selection of seafood we carry in our store, but also in the people that visit our store. Each year we have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world.  It is something we always look forward to.  Here in Maine, we are fortunate...

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Meal Prep: Seafood Edition

We hate to admit it, but the end of August is here, which means summer is winding down and school is about to begin.  With the start of school usually comes less time to be spent cooking elaborate meals for the family, enter meal prep!  Meal prepping is handy, and you...

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Now What Can You Do With A Whole Fish?

  Upon stepping foot in our store for the first time you will notice a lot; heaping piles of glistening ice, wet cement floors and fresh ocean smell to name a few.  More often than not, first time visitors will point straight at the whole fish case.  Here you...

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The History of Custom House Wharf

The City of Portland has a long history as a fishing port, and Custom House Wharf has played an integral part in that history. While many of Portland’s wharves today have been taken over by modern buildings and varied uses, Custom House Wharf has pretty much remained...

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The History of the Maine Lobster Industry

Lobstering is a field of work few truly understand.  Here at Harbor Fish we are fortunate enough to get a rare glimpse into the life of lobstering; our lobstermen pull up right to our back door to deliver these tasty crustaceans to us daily! But, how did the Maine...

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Children Are Not Eating Enough Seafood!

At HFM, we see lots of age groups come into our retail market. From little babies to 90 year old dads coming in with their daughters (there is a particular older dad that comes in that is totally a charmer!) School age kids are a favorite and it is so much fun to see...

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Harbor Fish Market • (207) 775-0251 • 9 Custom House Wharf • Portland, Maine 04101