Friday, September 30th, 2011 | posted by mike
From a conservation standpoint, managing migratory fish like swordfish, which travel into other countries’ jurisdictions, can be tricky business.
Since 1999 the Magnuson Stevens Act has required that NOAA (National Oceanic and and Atmospheric Administration)determine the status of all U.S. fisheries. ICCAT, (the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas), is the body responsible for international management of tunas and tuna-like fish such as swordfish. The three main stocks of swordfish are the north Atlantic, south Atlantic and the Mediterranean. According to ICCAT and the NOAA the north Atlantic swordfish stocks are fully rebuilt. Strict management in sizes and quotas and lots of sacrifice by our fisherman have really paid off.
My photographer/wife Lisa is in L.A. shooting a wedding so unfortunately we won’t have a new photo with a new recipe this week. Check out last September’s report on swordfish (with the fantastic green olive anchovy recipe) and here’s another fine recipe for ya, Grilled Greek Swordfish and zucchini with orange, rosemary and feta.