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Dab have eyes on the right side of their body, just like plaice and flounder. They are plentiful on the bottom of the Wadden and North Seas. Dab is not a popular consumption fish in the Netherlands. Turbot and brill and regarded highly but not the ordinary dab. It is even referred to as the 'weed of the sea'. In earlier days, you could see dab hanging on lines to dry in the wind in fishing villages. This was an unusual delicacy. Nowadays, dab is an export fish for Japan, where it is much more valued!


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