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Dead dogfish

Post by David Seago on Aug. 30, 2007 at 5:27 pm |
August 30, 2007 5:27 pm

There’s a sad story in yesterday’s Peninsula Gateway: the discovery of scores of dead dogfish sharks on the Purdy Spit. Nearly 100 were actually counted; many others were probably washed away by the tide and current.

Almost certainly, they were tossed there by net fisherman cleaning commercially worthless “trash fish” from their nets.

What’s trash and what isn’t is in the palate of the beholder, though. England uses dogfish in its fabled fish and chips (one of the few English dishes that are actually edible). Having been there and eaten them, I can certify that dogfish aren’t trash.

A shame they’re just thrown away here.

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