Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird looking monkfish

 

Now serving sea monsters.

That’s the message from members of the fishing industry, environmentalists and regulators who are trying to persuade U.S. consumers to eat more of a particularly weird-looking creature from the deep — monkfish.

Gloucester’s mayor, Sefatia Romeo Theken, will be doing her part on March 12, serving monkfish during a a invite-only fresh seafood demonstration and tasting during the Seafood Expo North America in Boston.

Monkfish have been commercially fished for years, but recent analyses by the federal government show the monster-like bottom dweller can withstand more fishing pressure. However, U.S. fishermen often fall short of their quota for the fish.

A lack of reliable markets for the fish and convoluted fishing regulations make it difficult to catch the full quota, fishermen said. Nevertheless, the U.S. government is upping harvesters’ limits for monkfish for the next three years.

Some New England fishermen switched to targeting monkfish in recent decades when traditional species such

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Next Cadillac SRX to Be Built in Former Saturn Factory

The Spring Hill, Tennessee, factory that once built Saturn vehicles will host the next-generation Cadillac SRX. General Motors confirmed today that it will shift production of the SRX from Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, to Tennessee when the next generation of the luxury crossover debuts.

The announcement is part of a $185 million investment to build GM’s new generation of three- and four-cylinder Ecotec engines at Spring Hill. The engines, which range from 1.0 to 1.5 liters in displacement and 75 hp to 165 hp, will eventually be used in 27 GM vehicles by the 2017 model year. The move will add 390 jobs at Spring Hill.

GM announced last year that its Spring Hill factory would build two “future midsize vehicles.” It’s believed those will be the Cadillac SRX and an as-yet unrevealed Buick crossover. Both models could

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Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird looking monkfish | Local News …

GLOUCESTER — Now serving sea monsters.

That’s the message from members of the fishing industry, environmentalists and regulators who are trying to persuade U.S. consumers to eat more of a particularly weird-looking creature from the deep — monkfish.

Gloucester’s mayor, Sefatia Romeo Theken, will be doing her part on March 12, serving monkfish during an invite-only fresh seafood demonstration and tasting during the Seafood Expo North America in Boston.

Monkfish have been commercially fished for years, but recent analyses by the federal government show the monster-like bottom dweller can withstand more fishing pressure. However, U.S. fishermen often fall short of their quota for the fish.

A lack of reliable markets for the fish and convoluted fishing regulations make it difficult to catch the full quota, fishermen said. Nevertheless, the U.S. government is upping harvesters’ limits for monkfish for the next three years.

Some New England fishermen switched to targeting monkfish in recent decades when traditional

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Recall Central: Steering Issue in Chevy Captiva, Cadillac SRX Tranny Problem

2010-2011 Cadillac SRX

A number of Cadillac SRX crossovers are being recalled for transmission issues. A customer informed General Motors that his SRX suffered from “unintended vehicle motion” when shifting the transmission from “park” to “drive” and back. Vehicles sold in China and the United States are included in the recall. Affected vehicles were built at GM’s Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico.

The Problem: Affected vehicles have a transmission cable that is not properly aligned in the engine compartment. The cable will not shift gears properly causing unintended vehicle motions.

The Fix: GM is recalling and inspected affected vehicles in China and the United States. Customers should call GM customer service for questions or concerns.

Number of Affected Vehicles: GM is recalling 9,862 Cadillac SRX crossovers in China and 8,789 vehicles in the United States. The recall affects model year

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New York 2012: 2013 Cadillac SRX Is Forward-Looking With CUE, Revised Exterior

Cadillac is determined to reclaim its crown as the world standard of luxury. Helping to do so is its new CUE infotainment system, which is standard on the updated 2013 Cadillac SRX crossover.

When the 2013 Cadillac SRX goes in sale this fall, it will join the all-new 2013 XTS and 2013 ATS sedans as the third Cadillac model to utilize the CUE infotainment system. Standing for Cadillac User Experience, CUE combines a large eight-inch touchscreen with touch-capacitive buttons and haptic feedback to display and use the car’s audio, climate, navigation, and diagnostic information. CUE also utilizes an optional LCD screen in lieu of a traditional gauge cluster that is reconfigurable depending on what information the driver wants to see.

The 2013 Cadillac SRX has also received an upgrade in safety features – there are now a host of systems

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Cadillac CUE Adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto for 2016

Cadillac’s much-maligned CUE infotainment system will get a big upgrade soon when it gains Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. All 2016 Cadillac models will offer Apple CarPlay, except for the SRX crossover which will be redesigned early next year. Android Auto will be phased in later on in the model year.

Apple CarPlay will be available in all 2016 Cadillac models equipped with the eight-inch CUE touch-screen system starting this summer. Like in other CarPlay-equipped vehicles, the system essentially mirrors the iPhone’s screen onto the car’s infotainment display, with large app icons for phone, music, and navigation functions along with other user apps. It requires the phone to be connected by USB, and is compatible with an iPhone 5 or higher. Android Auto works similarly, but for smartphones with the Android Lollipop operating software.

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2017 All-Stars Contender: Cadillac XT5

The 2017 Cadillac XT5, which news editor Conner Golden accurately described as “one of the most important redesigns the company has undertaken in quite a while,” is a luxury crossover that replaces the popular SRX. Under the hood, it has a 3.6-liter V-6 that delivers 310 hp and 271 lb-ft of torque, along with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

In $63,495 Platinum AWD flavor, it also comes well-equipped, boasting features such as Cadillac’s CUE infotainment and navigation system, heated and cooled front seats, 14-speaker Bose audio, surround view camera, lane keep assist, and front automatic braking. The XT5 Cadillac sent us was also fitted with the $2,340 Driver Assist Package that adds adaptive cruise control, automatic collision braking, and automatic park assist.

Cadillac XT5 2017 All Stars Contender Rear Three Quarter 02

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Billy Joel, Nas, and Nicki Minaj Roll Out for Velocity’s ‘Unique Rides’

Even the most well known members of the entertainment industry have dream cars that simply can’t be bought from a dealership.

That’s where Velocity’s “Unique Rides” comes into play. Host Will Castro and his crew, Team Unique, build cars fit for their stars and any other clients looking to add some flavor to their ride.

The show for car enthusiasts is now in its third season. The season premiere kicks off with a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190 E commissioned by hip-hop artist, Nas.

The episode will also feature a 2017 Mustang GT build commissioned by one of Castro’s previous customers on a tight

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First Drive: 2018 Infiniti QX80

CHARLESTON, South Carolina – Big three-row SUVs have become de facto flagships for certain luxury brands. Think Cadillac Escalade, of course, and the all-new Lincoln Navigator. Or, in our case today, the Infiniti QX80. While these brands have struggled to compete with their sedans against the flagship of flagships, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, their body-on-frame SUVs offer much of the luxury of the S-Class, throw in high-level towing and some off-road capabilities, and return huge profit margins.

Infiniti unveiled a 2018 model-year facelift of its relatively low-volume, high-profit QX80 recently at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show because the Middle East, along with Russia and the U.S., is one of this model’s most important markets. In fact, Infiniti sells the QX80 in just 27 of the luxury brand’s 50 markets, so 23 go without this

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Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird looking monkfish

GLOUCESTER — Now serving sea monsters.

That’s the message from members of the fishing industry, environmentalists and regulators who are trying to persuade U.S. consumers to eat more of a particularly weird-looking creature from the deep — monkfish.

Gloucester’s mayor, Sefatia Romeo Theken, will be doing her part on March 12, serving monkfish during an invite-only fresh seafood demonstration and tasting during the Seafood Expo North America in Boston.

Monkfish have been commercially fished for years, but recent analyses by the federal government show the monster-like bottom dweller can withstand more fishing pressure. However, U.S. fishermen often fall short of their quota for the fish.

A lack of reliable markets for the fish and convoluted fishing regulations make it difficult to catch the full quota, fishermen said. Nevertheless, the U.S. government is upping harvesters’ limits for monkfish for the next three years.

Some New England fishermen switched to targeting monkfish in recent decades when traditional

... read more at: http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/ugly-delicacy-industry-touts-weird-looking-monkfish/article_07d01cca-ad73-54bc-9415-b2af16d67f03.html