Inside Opinion

What's on the minds of Tacoma News Tribune editorial writers

NOTICE: Inside Opinion has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Inside Opinion.
Visit the new section.

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.

Categories:
Taking notice
*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.