Category Archive: Skate

Fishermen, scientists investigate skate mortality in scallop dredges

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Skates are a nuisance on scallop boats, where sorting them from the pile and tossing them back overboard takes up valuable crew time. Nonetheless, several New Bedford scallopers have been participating in a study designed to better understand what really happens to these skates after they are discarded.  It’s clear they …

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