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Massachusetts State Fish

Cod fish - click to see all state fish symbols
Cod photo from Aquarium Animals and Fishing: NOAA.
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Cod

New England cod video

The 10-20 pound cod (Gadus morrhua) has been a symbol of Massachusetts for over 200 years - a sculpture of a cod fish hangs in the House of Representatives. The fishing industry provided the Puritans with food, fertilizer, and revenue for trade (native Indians also used cod for food and fertilizer). Today the Atlantic cod is listed as threatened.

Atlantic cod fish - click to see all state fish
Atlantic cod fish illustration - public domain NOAA image on Wikipedia
Source:
Massachusetts State Symbols: Citizen Information Service
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Massachusetts Symbols & Icons:

cat - dog
bird - game bird
horse - mammal
fish - reptile
flower - shell
tree -soil
insect - mineral
fossil - gem
rock 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
donut - dessert
bean - berry
cookie - muffin
beverage

flag - seal
motto - colors
name - nickname
songs: 1 - 2 - 3 -
4 - 5 - 6 - 7
blues artist
dance -poem
author - book
hero - heroine
inventor
sport - tartan
memorials
vessel - quarter
 

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