NAMES FOR SHARK MEAT

All around the world shark meat has been labeled under many different names. This leads to consumers purchasing and eating it without knowledge of what they're actually eating or how toxic it can be. Here's a list of some of the common names shark meat is sold under around the world:

THE UK:

  • Flake

  • Huss

  • Rock Salmon

  • Rigg

FRANCE:

  • Chiens (usually dogfish, smooth-hound and tope sharks)

  • Saumonette

  • Petite Roussette

  • Grande Rousette

  • Taupe (Porbeagle Shark)

  • Veau De Mer (Porbeagle Shark)

GERMANY:

  • Seeaal (the backs of sharks after they've been decapitated and gutted)

  • Schillerlocken (belly flaps of sharks)

  • Kalbfish (Porbeagle Shark, normally called Heringshai in Germany)

  • Grauhai (smooth-hound, normally known as Speckfish in Germany)

  • Speckfish (Greenland Shark, usually called Eishai in German)

ITALY:

  • Palombo

  • Smeriglio (Porbeagle Shark or Mako Shark)

  • Gattucci

  • Spinaroli

  • Cani Spellati

  • Vitello Di Mare (translates to veal of the sea)

  • Pesce Spada (usually means swordfish but mako shark is sometimes sold under this name)

USA:

  • Steakfish

  • Grayfish

  • Whitefish

  • Imitation Crab (sometimes actually shark meat)

  • Cape Shark

CANADA:

  • Kahada

AUSTRALIA:

  • Flake

ARGENTINA:

  • Gallina Del Mar (translates to chicken of the sea, but is actually angelshark)

  • Palo Rosado

TRINIDAD:

  • Sea-ham

ECUADOR AND SPAIN:

  • Cazón

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