i cooked salmon today. when i bought the filet, one side had skin, but it was on the covered side, so i was wondering if i needed to descale the fish. i tried to imagine a salmon and it seemed really smooth and sleek. maybe it didn’t have scales. catfish don’t have scales. some other fish that we consume don’t have scales either. well, turns out salmon have scales. and now i have scales everywhere from scratching at the fish. i think it tastes pretty good though. well, i looked up scaleless fish and apparently jewish people aren’t allowed to eat scaleless fish. which is kind of problematic based on scientific definition. some fish have tiny scales that are negligible and some fish have scales that can’t be removed. so i think the general consensus is to eat fish that have scales that can be removed without damaging the skin.