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Skate Rebounds to Good Rating for Sustainable Eating

Oct 12, 2014

Portland Press Herald: According to James Benson, Sustainable Seafood Project manager at Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, winter skate is the primary species of skate harvested for eating in the Gulf of Maine region. After a decline in the 1990s, the winter skate stock has increased significantly and is now fluctuating around the targeted level that managers use to determine the health and abundance of the population.

“You can feel pretty good about buying the skate you see at the fish market if it’s from the Gulf of Maine,” Benson said.