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stephen kaye Mar 28, 1999 12:04 PM

patagonian toothfish, aka chilean sea bass/ is it kosher?? thx

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    John Sep 17, 2000 12:22 AM

    Must be. Lieberman ate it at a recent campaign stop, and he da man.

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      Bob W. Sep 17, 2000 09:02 PM

      If it's got scales, I believe it is kosher.

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      Avi Keller May 13, 1999 12:47 AM

      Honestly, I never heard of that fish, but if it has
      fins & scales they are Kosher

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        pat hammond May 13, 1999 11:54 AM

        Isn't "chilean sea bass" a euphemism for a somewhat
        more plebian fish?

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          Alan Divack May 13, 1999 12:34 PM

          It was known until recently as Patagonian Toothfish.
          I am not sure who is responsible for the name change,
          but I imagine that it is easier to market under its
          new moniker.

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            pat hammond May 13, 1999 01:47 PM

            Alan: So am I correct that a bass it ain't? p.

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              Alan Divack May 14, 1999 08:37 AM

              I am no expert, but I think that is more related to
              deep cold water fatty fish -- its flesh is said to
              have one of the highest fat contents of any fish, the
              fat functioning sort of l ike antifreeze in the deep.

              BTW, it is clearly kosher -- i found a picutre in the
              Regulatory Fish Encyclopeidia (an interesteing
              resource in and of itself) which clearly shows both
              fins and scales -- se the link below.

              Link: http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~frf/rfe0pn.html

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                Rosa Rasiel May 14, 1999 05:33 PM

                Thanks to Alan for finding this link. I missed it, and
                finally asked my rabbi who didn't know and posted a
                question on RAVNET. His respondent said that it was
                kosher, though from the Latin name I couldn't trace the
                taxonomy to check against the list in Dresner. The site
                found by Alan offered a taxonomy link, but
                unfortunately, it is still under construction. My rabbi
                also reminded me, as Alan says, that if it has fins and
                scales....So to the fishmonger, who has a picture
                displayed along with an article about the imminent
                demise of the species due to overfishing, clearly
                showing fins and scales. Next question: is it kosher to
                contribute to the endangering of a species?

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              Joe Kiesenhofer Nov 27, 2001 11:03 AM

              Where can I purchase "Matzomeal" in bags as you do regular flower etc.?

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                Helen F Nov 27, 2001 06:04 PM

                Sorry I can't answer that, Joe, but I have a feeling you will have a much better response to your question if you just start a new topic from the main page of the Kosher board with a title along the lines of "Matzoh Meal in Bags?". (I'm assuming you're looking for places to order it from. If you want to know where to buy it in your local area, you might be better off posting your question on the board that covers your area.)

                As you may have noticed by now, this pretty old thread is in response to a question about a fish. Many people who use these boards look only at items whose titles interest them. They might not realize that a post entitled "chilean sea bass kosher?" actually contains a request for info about matzoh meal. So someone who could actually help you might miss your request. (If you want an answer to your question, might as well put it out there where people can see it!)

                Good luck. (By the way, have you tried searching via Google?)

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              Rachel Perlow Aug 30, 1999 12:10 PM

              Chilean sea bass is a type of codfish and unrelated to
              the other types of bass fish.

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              Robert berkowitz Nov 25, 2001 12:12 PM

              On the question of whether Chilean SEA bASS IS KOSHER THE TYPE OF SCALES IS IMPORTANT, ONLY CLENOID AND CYCLOID SCALES ARE VALID, QUESTION IS WHAT KIND OF SCALES DOES THIS FISH HAVE?

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