Restaurants and overfishing

  In the 19th Century,  dories were carried aboard larger fishing  schooners , and used for  handlining  cod on the Grand Banks ,  which was heavily harvested by fishermen from Gloucester, Mass.

In the 19th Century,  dories were carried aboard larger fishing schooners, and used for handlining cod on the Grand Banks, which was heavily harvested by fishermen from Gloucester, Mass.

  Capture of the Atlantic northwest cod stock in million tonnes, apart from Canada."

Capture of the Atlantic northwest cod stock in million tonnes, apart from Canada."

[If] we can celebrate that in a way that celebrates our love for New England as well as our love for the Italian culture as well as the American culture, then we've done something that's really good and supporting these fishermen who are doing the right thing in sustainability . . . paying attention to make sure we don't overfish our world.''

-- Mario Batali, who co-owns restaurants in Westport and New Haven, Conn., among other places.