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Mark Kurlansky
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Cod

This is the common name for fish of the genus Gadus (family Gadidae) and is also used as the common name for a variety of closely-related fishes.

Haddock, Whiting, and Hake

These fish species related to the genus Gadus (family Gadidae inasmuch as they are visually similar, often caught in proximity to this fish, and often sold as this fish.

Groundfish

These are fish of many species that live on or near the bottom of the ocean who are typically not strong and fast swimmers, and usually are caught by bottom dragging, a non-discriminating process.

Basques

These are an ethnically distinct people inhabiting a region spanning portions of north-central Spain and southwestern France.

The Grand Banks

These are an extensive series of underwater plateaus off the southeast coast of Newfoundland.

Handlining

This is one of the oldest methods of fishing where a single fishing line is outfitted...

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