Sea Stories — dover sole

Underutilized species

Underutilized Fish: What’s not to love?

Gulf of Maine Redfish, Atlantic Winter Skate and West Coast Dover Sole populations may be thriving, but neither fishermen nor consumers are paying them much attention. In most years, only a small percentage of the allowable catch of these fish are taken. Add to that the fact that some, like skate, are considered bycatch. Plus, Lobstermen use the majority of Gulf of Maine Redfish landed as lobster bait. These are some seriously underutilized species that, like Rodney Dangerfield, get no respect.  Underutilized Species are Good for Your Palette, Your Pocketbook and Your Planet A shift in demand, even a little, from...

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