April 14, 2004

Gonna Whip Me Up Some Old-Timey NC Fugu Soon

How to throw a cast net, illustrated.

Link via the NC Waterman, who points out that you can in fact, eat Blowfish.

What is clear is that many people have been eating the Atlantic northern puffer for years with no apparent ill effects.

In 1940s and 1950s, a lucrative commercial puffer fishery existed in Chesapeake Bay, said Lewis Daniel of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries.

The fish were marketed then and now as "sea squab," he said.

The N.C. State University Department of Food Science Web site the article mentions can be found here.

Posted by Bigwig at April 14, 2004 04:06 PM | TrackBack
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nicely illustrated, but damn hard to follow. i still believe in order to throw one well consistantly, you have to be born with one in your hand.

Posted by: kevin at April 14, 2004 04:54 PM