FISHING: Something Rotten in Boston?

Into Boston harbor last week came 29 trawlers jampacked with two million pounds of fish for the Lenten trade. But when the fish was put up for sale in the smoke-filled Fish Exchange, only 118,000 lbs. were sold. It was not for lack of bidders. As auctioneers went through their babble ("Haddock on the Maine . . . I'm offered seven . . . seventy-five . . . seven-eighty . . .all done? . . . all done"), haddock finally reached a top bid of 8½¢. But it was still half a cent...

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