Over the past decade, the Chesapeake ray population has swelled as stocks of the species’ natural predator, the shark, have declined. The rays have been devastating oyster and clam beds up and down the Eastern Shore, both seaside and bayside. So state officials christened the pest the Chesapeake Ray and are touting it as a tasty and sustainable seafood. With the help of chefs, they’ve developed recipes and are encouraging restaurants to serve it.
Janssens is now offering the Chesapeake ray in the prepared foods case. For more details read the fact sheet from the state of Virginia.source:Virginia Marine Products Board