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Photos from: Slimed: Ugly Hagfish Yields Somewhat Pretty Income

Terry Dillman

Crewmembers from the F/V First Hope unload hagfish – otherwise known as slime eels – at the port dock in Newport, Oregon. Vessel owner Frank Button has plied the waters off the Oregon coast for hagfish for the past three years. It’s a wide-open, year-round fishery with an eager market in Korea.

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