Skate (Raja spp)
  Information: Three species of Skate have been recorded by anglers in Irish waters. They are White Skate (Raja alba); Long Nose Skate (Raja oxyrinchus); and the Common Skate (Raja batis). In the interests of conservation, the Irish Specimen Fish Committee removed the Common Skate from its list of acceptable species in 1976. Since then, all Common Skate taken by anglers have been returned alive to the water. In recent years, fish to almost 200lbs have again re-appeared at a number of west coast venues.
  Specimen Weight: White Skate - 54.43 kg (120lbs), Long Nose Skate - 36.29 kg (80lbs), Common Skate - specimen weight suspended.
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