Mermaid Garden Fish Share: June 16

Nat Miller, the fisherman you are supporting this week.

I loves you Porgy.

OK, so the Gershwin’s weren’t talking about the fish. But the porgy is certainly deserving of a song.

Porgy, also known as Scup, always known as Stenotomus chrysops isn’t the most glamorous fish in the ocean, but it’s one of the tastiest. This New York Time’s article from 1953 is a nice little piece on Porgy, back when it was 25 cents a pound!

For geeky ichthyological info about porgy, refer to FishBase, the brain trust of all things fishy.

These porgy were brought to you by Nat Miller of Montauk, Long Island. Nat is a 14th-generation pound-net fisherman. He is part of a long and proud tradition of fishermen working the inshore waters of Long Island. Read a little bit about the baymen of East Hampton, known as Bonackers, Bubbies or Bubs.

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