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This photo from the 2006 International Eelpout Festival in Walker, MN shows the

Eelpout, the 'ish of fish,' in apparent decline

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The eelpout or burbot, that beady-eyed freshwater cod widely known as the "ish of fish" for its unsightly appearance, doesn't get a lot of attention, but fisheries managers in Minnesota and North Dakota say the species is in decline.

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