I found on the Wikipedia article for porgies, there is a quote from a reference saying that:
- Johnson, G.D. & Gill, A.C. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N.. ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 184. ISBN 0-12-547665-5. Eating the head is known to cause hallucinations, lasting many days.
I was wondering if their heads contains some poison or other bad things, and thereforeare not eatable and must be removed before cooking?
All fishes are caught in Maryland.