Obscure fish gets a push from restaurants

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A lesser-known fish called whiting is being featured at a number of Maine restaurants for the next 10 days as part of an initiative to promote underutilized seafood species found in the Gulf of Maine.

About 20 restaurants are taking part in the promotion, which begins Friday and runs through Sept. 22.

The promotion is part of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute's Out of the Blue campaign, which aims to raise public awareness and demand for lesser-known and underutilized species.

This year's campaign has already showcased redfish, Atlantic mackerel and dogfish. Atlantic pollock will be the featured fish in November.

Whiting is also known as silver hake and is harvested in the Gulf of Maine from July through November.

A list of participating restaurants is available at www.gmri.org.






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