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The Local Food Report
As we re-imagine our relationships to what we eat, Local Food Report creator Elspeth Hay takes us to the heart of the local food movement to talk with growers, harvesters, processors, cooks, policy makers and visionaries

Local Skate Abundant—But Will Consumers Buy It?

Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance


Locals used to call skate a trash fish. But in Asia and Europe, it's considered a delicacy. And as Elspeth Hay reports this week on The Local Food Report, these days, it's what many local fishermen are catching. As groundfish landings decline, skate is an increasingly important piece in the puzzle that makes up the local fishery. But can consumers learn to appreciate this under-utilized fish?

Here's a link to a recipe for Skate Wings with White Wine Sauce. And you can read more on Elspeth's blog, Diary of a Locavore.