"fishing for scampi in the shallows of Chioggia"
Nephrops norvegicus
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeNephrops norvegicus - Credit: Hans Hillewaert, Wikimedia Commons

Strictly speaking, scampi are Norway lobsters (Nephrops norvegicus), but the term is also used in Italy and elsewhere to refer to similar species. Norway lobsters are also known as Dublin Bay Prawns and as langoustines.

Chioggia is a small town, situated about 12 miles south of Venice, on an island in the Venetian Lagoon.


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