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Yelp’s Life Aquatic in Portland, ME



Yelp's Life Aquatic

Portland, Maine is proud to be home to the very first "Yelp Elite Squad nocturnal underutilized species fish fry on the planet"! But we did a lot more than learn how to properly filet and fry whiting at Yelp's Life Aquatic Elite Event. Our gracious hosts, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, allowed us to take an intimate look at the impressive and incredibly important research they're doing to protect the Casco Bay ecosystem and foster healthy sustainable seafood practices in the region. Like nearly every middle school student in the state of Maine since 2005 have, our Squad got to play and learn in GMRI's LabVenture!: from pretending to operate their own fishing vessel, to studying microorganisms, to measuring live and very active lobsters. Afterwards, we headed outside where one of Portland's newest food trucks, Fishin' Ships, had a hands-on demonstration of frying fish before generously feeding us fish tacos, nuggets, and french fries with roasted poblano, tartar, curry mayo, and spicy aioli dipping sauces. We ended the night enjoying aqua blue cupcakes as the fog from the ocean rolled in.  Read the reviews of the event here, and be sure to check out the fabulous photos on the Flickr page, too.

Big thanks to our sponsors:

Gulf of Maine Research Insitute • Fishin' Ships • Remick Photography

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