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Skate, Common Day Boat

Latin Name: Dipturus batis

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Common Skate, Blue Skate

Very Light Flavor with a unique "Shred" in the flake.
Light, Clean, Moist, Flakey

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - shows a strong presence in Boston Display Auction, Boston Pier, and a multitude of Day Boat Hand Gear operators who supply some of the best quality in New England.

THE FISH - Skate is in the ray family and essentially the wing is used in cooking. They have a unique striation in the flesh that produces more of a "shred" than flake. The flesh is very soft and has a line of cartilage running down the muscle striation. The "Fillet" typically refers to a wing that is free of skin and cartilage. "Peeled" refers to skin off cartilage in, and "Whole" is skin on cartilage in. offer all forms of Skate wing.
Saute, Fry, Broil, Stuff 

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

North Atlantic & New England


Gulf of Maine


SFS Partnership

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line