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Whitebait is a word that means different things in different parts of the world.

28th May, 2011

Whitebait is a word that means different things in different parts of the world.

For example, if you’re in Cape Cod, the whitebait in the restaurant is almost certainly silverside or sand eels. In New Zealand it could well be inanga (which, in case you didn’t know, is a local freshwater fish).

Here, of course, whitebait refers to herring or sprat, or members of that general family, what the marine biologists...

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