Re: “Dogfish ‘everywhere’ in Gulf of Maine, but sales go nowhere” (March 31):

When I was growing up in the 1960s, we fished for dogfish for fun in Casco Bay in Yarmouth.

My neighbor used it for lobster bait. I think that if it is in such abundance, the fishermen could find many uses for the fish.

The best way is to raise the catch and the trip limits so the fisherman can catch more.

Use the fish as lobster bait. It is cheaper than other fish.

Use the fish to feed the ever-increasing world population. Find food processors in this area, and this would create more jobs.


Test the fish for chemicals, and have the same standards for the fish here and in Europe and Asia.

I am sure we could find other uses for the fish.

Richard Shaw



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