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April 2, 2010

The news came through last month that the last sardine cannery in the United States — a Bumble Bee plant in Prospect Harbor, Maine — would shut down in April. My guess is that most folks (other than those whose jobs are at risk) don't care one way or the other.

American consumers eat plenty of canned fish, but mostly they prefer canned tuna, especially the kind so pale and bland that it does, indeed, deserve to be known as poultry of the sea.

Some of us, though, love dark, oily, richly flavored fish. We like peeling back the lid on a tin of fish and revealing a school of tightly packed, silvery little fishies swimming in olive oil, or mustard, or tomato sauce.

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Thanks, Marty!

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