Monday, February 1, 2010

Maryland Winter Rockfish Celebration

Enjoy delicious Maryland rockfish and join the celebration of Maryland’s official state fish – the striped bass, commonly known as rockfish!  The Maryland Rockfish Celebration is taking place at over 50 restaurants and retail markets throughout the state.  Restaurants, grocery stores, and seafood markets will be offering specials on this delectable fish during the celebration, which last through the end of February.

“Winter is prime time for the delicious Chesapeake Bay rockfish,” said Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance.  “Our commercial fishermen catch the Bay bounty for us to enjoy at home and in restaurants.  It is a tasty and healthy nutritional choice.”

Maryland rockfish fits perfectly into any diet plan.  A three ounce cooked portion contains only 105 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, zero carbohydrates and many good vitamins, minerals and 0.8 grams of omega-3 fatty acids.  Omega-3 fatty acids are important for good health.  They help in lowering cholesterol and have many other important benefits for eyes, skin and even mental health.

source: Maryland Department of Agriculture press release

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