A New Dog in Town
Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Gets a Makeover
The Fishermen's Alliance is participating in a federal Saltonstall-Kennedy grant to increase domestic consumer demand for dogfish.
The main goal of this program is to leverage abundant dogfish populations off the coast of Cape Cod to improve the regional fishing economy.
The project will be completed in three phases with important partners:
1. Product Testing - In partnership with the University of New England, we are gathering complete nutritional information about dogfish.
2. Product Development - We are working with two Massachusetts fish processors to develop new dogfish products that will interest consumers.
3. Product Marketing - The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is leading our efforts to hold taste tests and develop onboard handling protocols to create a domestic demand for dogfish.