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Press release - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Good stock status makes DOGFISH a responsible choice for Belgian Fish of the Year

Again this year, ILVO fish population experts have given their advice during the election of Belgian Fish of the Year.

In January 2015 the dogfish (a species of small shark) was elected Fish of the Year. Because of the positive and growing fish stocks in all three of the areas fished by the Belgian fleet (North Sea, Celtic Sea and Bay of Biscay), ILVO has judged this choice to be positive and sustainable. Promoting dogfish consumption will be possible without endangering the fish stocks of this less-known species.