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6th Sep 2003, 05:26
Just watched a snippet on the news about the Ozzies chasing that south american trawler that had illegally caught a million quids worth of the Patagonian Tooth fish, apparently its a fish that is near extinction, also apparently they are in great demand in Japan.
What the feck is it with the Japanese? can they only get a food hard on for critters on the endangered list?, if cow shite was rare the buggas would be shoveling that down their throats like there was no tommorow, which, if the marine biologists are to believed, there isn't for the Patagonian tooth fish.
It prolly wasn't that asteroid that did for Diplodocus, it was a bunch of Japanese time travellers.
Onan the Clumsy
6th Sep 2003, 06:11
if cow shite was rare the buggas would be shoveling that down their throats Well I did read about these clubs they have in Japan...
6th Sep 2003, 06:19
Correct forget, there should have been a comma after the which, one has rectified the error.
One is a Geordie, thus English is ones second language.
6th Sep 2003, 06:42
How did they catch so many if they was so rare? They're ugly little blighters. Just unfortunate that they taste so nice.
6th Sep 2003, 07:25
Hmm. more to the point, whats a Patagonian fish doing in Australian waters, they got their own big fish with teeth there.
6th Sep 2003, 19:05
They also eat 'Fugu', the blowfish whose swim bladder acts as a powerful and fatal neurotoxin. A slip up from the chef means certain death - chefs are licenced by the government to prepare it. Aparently, it tastes like nothing special, the pleasure of eating it comes from knowing how deadly it can be.
:mad: ing barking if you ask me.
Always been a great fan of Captain Birds Eye myself. The sight of a jolly old sea salt proudly stating that there was now’t wrong with his fish, left one feeling gastronomically comfortable. None of those black sabre toothed beasties that live an unimaginable depths of the Southern Ocean, in his Fish Fingers.
Spoke to me old mate Rick Stein who said try mussels en croustade with a leeks and white wine. Leave Patagonian tooth fish and whale meat to our friends from the Orient.
They all got the name wrong - It is the Patagonian Toothsome Fish on account of the taste:}
6th Sep 2003, 20:06
As featured on the Simpsons as I recall, Dan W.
I say, let 'em eat as much goddamned blowfish bladder as they like, and sod the consequences.
The Patagonian Toothfish is very endangered, but not yet very rare. Once unhindered plundering of this tasty, oil-rich, little-known species is allowed to proceed, it will become very extinct very quickly. This ugly fish (or Chilean Sea Bass as it is also known) grows to over two metres and over 100kg, but takes about 100 years to do so, and doesn't breed quick enough to replace itself in the face of concerted exploitation by horrible little yellow people who aren't the Simpsons.
Good on the Aussies, the Yarpies, the Poms, and everyone else who was connected with arresting the Uruguayan boat involved in this sea rape.
To hell with the people of the intended market; let them eat rice.
I think we should set up a preservation society for all the creatures that aren't tasty (to whatever palate), good looking (ditto) or useful to us.
There may be 1000's of species going to extinction every year for all we know, so why bother about something whose only attraction is its rarity...there'll be loads along soon.
Chilean Sea bass is a tony trendy foody dish for yuppies here in the states whats got money to burn.
7th Sep 2003, 15:48
They also eat 'Fugu',
and despite the licensing, they still manage to kill a few punters each year with it
7th Sep 2003, 15:57
Bloody Hell!! "Tony", never heard that for a long time in that context, "tony" used to be used to describe something that was first class, top of the range very posh, in the 1850's
Another little know fact, Tom and Jerrying used to be used to describe someone doing something very foolish or actin the goat at about the same period.
The above really belongs in the VVBAUSOI thread
Never mind , one feels it ones duty to educate.
7th Sep 2003, 16:02
I seem to remember that a Tony was also a perm for girlies.
Named after you perhaps Mr D. ?
Well, that's the best example of blatent thread promotion - I've seen. Not content with taking 6 TerraGigs of space on Danny's puuta - we gotta be edukated!
Who dares to take the name of our dearly beloved leader in vain.
Jeez - Sundays are falling apart.
7th Sep 2003, 16:21
Dunno Mr Crun, unlike your goodself, one has no expertise in girly hair products.
Again the link emerges between Old English and Appalachia. As used by my dear departed granny in one of her favorite stories:
"We's a-goin' up the hill to Leeds after a big snow. Everbody's a-holpin' each other with ropes n' shovels.
"Down the hill came a tony car full o'these MEN. They skidded this way and that, a-knockin' us all into the ditch, then they slid off the bottom and flipped up into a field.
"An old boy, up by us on that hill, shouted out, 'Now STAY there, dam' ye!' "
(That's Leeds, Alabama....)
7th Sep 2003, 21:28
Well, it serves those Uguayans...Uruuyans...Ugly Hawaiians...Uruguayans right! Knocked Harry & the boys out of the world cup they did...BA$TARDS! I hope the crew were the ones that spat on our boys on arrival!
Now their government are crying foul, especially when there's a Uruguayan official that was caught on board with all the others!:hmm:
10th Sep 2003, 07:33
Captain Birds Eye
I see the good Cap'n is now using NZ Hoki instead of the rare North Sea cod for many of his products ... let's hope that they don't do to hoki what they did to orange roughy (another spectacularly ugly fish...)
10th Sep 2003, 15:17
Re Capt Birds Eye - "None of those black sabre toothed beasties that live an unimaginable depths of the Southern Ocean, in his Fish Fingers."
Indeed not, I guess, but I used to know a driver who did runs for just such an outfit.
He'd done a tour of the production line, saw what went into fish fingers and vowed never to eat another in his life. :ooh:
10th Sep 2003, 16:08
Ahh, good old orange roughy. Used to be known as "slime head" - it ain't a pretty fish.
Then again, Helen Clark (who looks a bit like a Patagonian Toothfish when photographed without makeup or airbrushing) gained mass-market appeal after a makeover, too.
We have an old Mazda ute on the vineyard which goes by the name "The Orange Roughy" because it's orange, and, well, rough.
It has nothing to do with fishing, but it would make a good boat anchor.
10th Sep 2003, 16:18
BW, you may remember a certain female tv presenter a few years back who had the same name. :D
10th Sep 2003, 16:20
As an Ozzie I too applaud the efforts of our fisheries enforcement authorities as well as those from South Africa and the UK who participated in this epic sea-chase. I only hope our legal system will extract the maximum penalties enforceable under international law for these modern day marine looters.
Apparently the idea of intercepting the offending vessel with a Collins-class submarine was vetoed by the Australian government because it was not altogether certain the submarine would catch the fishing-boat or vice versa! :(
Still very broken, the much-vaunted Collins-class boats. A great example of how not to design, build, fit and operate a diesel-electric submarine. I also note there are just six in existence, making them far more rare and therefore endangered than the Patagonian Toothfish (aka Australian Sea Bass, and a few other names as well).
10th Sep 2003, 18:23
Well I guess the price of fish might come down in Oz, at least for a couple of weeks, after they unload the catch.
10th Sep 2003, 18:24
Me old ship matie - Capin' BirdsEye said to me the other day that there are swarms ( the dialectic collective noun) of jelly fish invading the North Sea and munching away on all the cod fry.
Having been on patrol along our crystal shorelines recently and advised the whole familly to beware of gigantic blobs of amorphous jelly leaping from the sea to voraciously feed on their nether regions - I can confirm that the worry beads are in motion.
Must confess to finding a finger nail in a FF some years ago.
Ah.... subbies. Must have watched "The Hunt for Red October" a thousand times. Wished that I could have done Perishers' Course - now defunct.
Must go down to the sea again ................. Ah Jim Lad!