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Are these guys edible?

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I caught these bergals yesterday. Are they edible? I was told by park rangers to throw them back because they both are not educated in identifying fishes. They both thought they are little blackfishs or tautogs. I told them lots of time no. They told me throw them back or else.

But anyway, most of them are over 10" and are not blackfish as you can tell.
I ate the big ones. They taste a little in between Blackfish and Porgy. :)


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i have seen them for sale in pathmark supermarkets at 3.99/lb for whole fish. they call them - "ocean perch".
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