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Cow-Nosed Rays / Oysters #495448

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 1977
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(Studio) Ocean-going villain may become seafood delicacy.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Cow-nosed ray, type of stingray, lives in Chesapeake Bay and waters that feed it in summer and winters off Florida; it also feeds on shellfish, favoring oysters in last few years This hurts oyster industry in Bay area. Oysterman Wes Conley operates on Rappahannok River, in Virginia. [CONLEY - describes how rays eat oysters, leaving little for oystermen.] Scientists from Virginia Institution for Marine Sciences catch and study rays; say way to keep them from eating oysters is for people to begin eating rays. Scientists cut ray fillet for reporter, who takes it to chef Robert Greault at Washington, DC restaurant. [GREAULT - says ray is tasty;thinks Americans will learn to like it.] Reporter cites own opinion of ray as food quite good.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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