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Skate Wing

sbreselor | | Nov 9, 2009 11:45 AM

Hey Chowhounds,
I am a journalist in NYC and I'm writing an article about Skate Wing, and I would love to hear from you!
Skate (a type of ray) is a bit mysterious. It has been on the menus of almost 50 Manhattan restaurants this year, but many diners don't know what it is.
Skate seems to be gaining popularity in NY, but sustainable fishing watchdogs like the Seafood Watch say that skate is a no-no. According to Seafood Watch, "skates have been severely overfished and most are caught with bottom trawls, which result in high levels of accidental catch and substantial damage to the seafloor."

What is your opinion? Should restaurants serve skate?
If you have tried skate, where did you eat it, and how did you find out what it was? Did you know about the sustainability issues before you ordered it?

Thanks! I hope to hear from you!