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burbot (ling cod)

Also known as bòsa around Lake Garda (where it's common), bottatrice (Lota lota) looks like a freshwater cod. It's a bottom dweller and slimy, but underneath the slime it's very tasty white fish with few bones. The largest specimens weigh up to 4kg.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: gardapesca