Feature article on dogfish, also known as cape shark. Coastal Enterprises Inc.
Feature article on dogfish, also known as cape shark. Coastal Enterprises Inc. has developed and is promoting the Cape Shark Project, an effort to get restaurants in Portland and around the country to serve dogfish. Dogfish are, to most U.S. net and line fishermen, nothing more than trash fish, but are valued in other parts of the world. An estimated 97 percent to 99 percent of dogfish caught in groundfish nets off Georges Bank in the early 1990s was discarded. Even as new marketing efforts were being developed for dogfish, the National Marine Fisheries Service classified the species as exploited, leading some to wonder if dogfish will be able to withstand sustained or increased fishing pressure.
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Weegar, Andrew K., "Feature article on dogfish, also known as cape shark. Coastal Enterprises Inc." (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2750.