BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is pushing to get more freshly-caught New Bedford seafood at Boston farmers’ markets.
The Standard-Times reports (http://bit.ly/N44mlh) that New Bedford seafood, including fish and scallops, were sold in the Boston markets this summer for the first time since the 1990s.
About nine of Boston’s 25 markets sold the seafood this year. Menino says he wants to expand that number.
A Boston food official says the city is carefully watching the whole process, to make sure fish are kept at the right temperatures and sold within 36 hours of being caught.
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell said expanding New Bedford’s connection to Boston’s neighborhood markets ‘‘makes a ton of sense.’’ He said he hopes to see the port make a broad expansion into Boston next year.
Information from: The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times, http://www.southcoasttoday.com