February 16, 2017 — Dogs are going to college and it’s not a case of affirmative action run amok. The Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman’s Alliance is spearheading a new program to get dogfish into university dining halls.
A new “from boat to campus” version of a fish-to-table program is putting the fish on the tables of some of America’s leading universities including Yale, UMass, and Ohio State.
UMass has already ordered thousands of pounds for this academic year, and Yale plans to feature spiny dogs for their next Thanksgiving feast.
Christopher Howland is director of purchasing for UMass. He says, “Supporting local and regional farmers and fishing communities is extremely important to our team at UMass Dining. We’re very excited to be able to feature local and sustainable dogfish on the menu. Our talented chefs have been able to develop creative recipes that our students love.”