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- n. A small North American freshwater cyprinoid fish (Notropis whipplei).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small North American fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Notropis Whipplei).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A minnow of the genus Notropis, as N. whipplei, of the fresh waters of North America.
Officials have enlisted Louisiana chef Philippe Parola, who's become a national advocate for the fish he calls silverfin.
In an effort to combat the Asian carp, some chefs have suggested that we call them "silverfin" and start eating them.
"A cross between scallops and crabmeat," declared Philippe Parola, a noted seafood chef whose new recipes include silverfin almondine.
Parola, along with Chef Cullen Lord of Fleming's Restaurant and Darryl Rivere of A la Carte Food, stepped in with recipes like silverfin cakes and silverfin almondine.
The state recently approved preliminary rules for the harvesting of silverfin.
It's a relatively new species that competes with other fish for food and poses a risk to boaters since silverfin, which weigh as much as 30 pounds each, can jump out of the water.
The fish are being marketed as silverfin, the name it was given in a marketing plan developed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
The campaign for silverfin is "dramatically different," he said, because the fish doesn't resemble an overgrown rat.
For state officials, creating a silverfin market is a biological win as well.
The Asian carp - wait, the silverfin - may be a different story.
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