The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has created multilingual local seafood guides to help demystify Maine seafood for people from other parts of the world who have resettled in Maine. The guides are the result of an initiative involving Good Shepherd Food Bank, Hannaford, and Portland Adult Ed. The initiative included five focus groups with immigrants representing 13 countries. Khadija Ahmed facilitated the focus groups. The guides can be found at:

I used to eat fish more often in my home country, but the fish here are different and we don’t always know the English names. If we can’t see the fish whole, we don’t know what it is. — Focus group participant

What follows is excerpted from the Seafood Guides

Khadija Ahmed