Skate, or Raja latis, L. a vo racious fish, caught chiefly in the

Vistula, and, we believe, also in the Baltic and North Seas : it generally measures 16 feet in th, and is upwards of 2 feet in breadth, weighing sometimes two hundred pounds. - The spawning season of skates is in March and April: they are in the greatest perfection in the month of May ; but extremely thin and coarse from September to November. - The flesh of fish is dressed in a ner similar to eels; and, though d delicate eating, it is calculated only for the active and robust.