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Where can I buy Rockfish in Rhode Island?

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sarahbeth Jul 18, 2007 06:10 PM

My husband and I vacationed in Delaware last week. We fell in love with a Rockfish entree. I found a similar recipe online and can't wait to try it out. The only problem is that I can't seem to find Rockfish. Typically, I don't eat seafood, so I don't even know where to look. I have already tried East Side Market and Whole Foods but they did not have it. Can anyone recommend a seafood market that may have it?

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    gato Jul 18, 2007 06:49 PM

    Try Anthony's Seafood on Aquidneck Ave. Middletown. I don't really know but I think Rockfish might be generic for a group of fish. Anthony's is a good place to start

    1. Harp00n Jul 18, 2007 07:20 PM

      Rockfish is what the rest of the Eastern seaboard, other than those on the Del-Mar-Va peninsula, refer to, correctly, as Striped Bass. Marone saxtilis are also, less commonly, known as line-siders, fwiw.

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        sarahbeth Jul 20, 2007 06:13 AM

        Oh that is great to know, thank you!

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          Bighead Jul 20, 2007 07:21 AM

          commercial season just opened in MA, i don't think there is a commerical season in RI. you may be able to find MA striped bass available locally for a short time.

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            Harp00n Jul 20, 2007 07:47 AM

            Good point. and CT. definitely doesn't have a commercial season.

      2. Bob W Jul 20, 2007 08:23 AM

        Sarahbeth: Just curious, where did you have that rockfish in Delaware? I'm a native of RI, but we live in VA and also vacation in Delaware, at Rehoboth Beach. We're always looking for good seafood.

        You can post your answer on the Mid-Atlantic board, I guess, to prevent the moderators from having kittens. 8<D

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