Bonito Caught off New Hampshire

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Newburyport News: Charlie Crocker has been fishing the local waters for more than 30 years, but he’s never pulled up a fish like the one he caught earlier this summer.

Small, sleek, striped like a tiger—it looked somewhat like the mackerel that are common in local waters. But it was just different enough that Crocker knew it was a fish that normally shouldn’t be here. He was right. It was an [Atlantic] bonito—a game fish that typically ventures no farther north than the southern coast of Cape Cod. He caught it off Hampton Shoal Ledge on the New Hampshire seacoast, more than 100 miles north of its usual habitat in Nantucket Sound.

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