From hake to skate: Behind the push to bring 'unknown' fish to New England's dinner table

After the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted seafood supply chains, several organizations in the New England region took steps to connect fishermen’s catches with the local community. For example, the Rhode Island–based nonprofit, Eating with the Ecosystem, distributed nearly 72,000 pounds of seafood — including lesser-known species like scup, hake, quahogs, and conger eel — with the help of local organizations to multicultural communities. "I think it's really important we become more aware of what's actually in our ecosystem, all these diverse species,” said the nonprofit’s program manager.

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