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Old 6th Jan 2013, 22:32
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fish Holy Mackerel

or tuna in this case.

A Bluefin tuna just sold for 1.76 million USD in Japan yesterday.

That would be just one fish.

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Old 6th Jan 2013, 22:37
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Some of the best in the World are caught on the north side of my Island.We never see them. They are shipped straight off to New York or Tokyo.

We just get left with the oysters, lobsters and mussels. Tragic
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 22:41
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We just get left with the oysters, lobsters and mussels
Yeah, that just sucks.

By the way, is the island you live on in cold water, such as the NW and NE parts of the US?

I just love oysters from those type of cold water areas. In a dire emergency I'll force myself to eat oysters from waters like the Gulf of Mexico.
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 22:42
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The Bluefin goes for up to $20 a piece in sushi & sashimi in japan. The auction on new year is about publicity as much as quality, this may well not be the best Tuna in town.

Although if we carry on plundering this poor species, it will all be academic before toolong.
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 22:44
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Vaila...

As one bumbles about in the mist around the Shetlands there appears to be precious few Mackerel in the mist at all, and only one runway.

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Old 6th Jan 2013, 23:00
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My local oyster is the Malpeque Oyster. The harbour is 12 km away. The waters are the Gulf of St Lawrence. The water is as warm as South Carolina in summer, but freezes for a time in winter.

Oysters aren't my thing, I'm afraid,so that's all I know.

I prefer mussels to start with surf and turf as the entree. Everything - lobster, steak, potatoes, mushrooms, onions etc - comes from less than 10 km away.
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 23:10
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With men and gals who sail and fly like Fox you know you might get somewhere in the mist.


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Old 6th Jan 2013, 23:11
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Keep eating those Big Northern Salty Chewy things.

Leave all of the little bitty sweet Galveston bay ones which nobody in their right mind would want to eat to luddites like me,,

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Old 6th Jan 2013, 23:13
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I prefer mussels to start with surf and turf as the entree. Everything - lobster, steak, potatoes, mushrooms, onions etc - comes from less than 10 km away.
I'm moving.
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 23:24
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Holy Mackerel Batman they don't have an ILS.

Trust me I haven't hit that hill for years!



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Old 6th Jan 2013, 23:25
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It's not perfect - there aren't many good jobs, and the politicians are among the most arrogant, patronizing muppets it would ever be your misfortune to meet, but the food and the neighbours are great.

Guy crashed his car less than a mile from the village last week. Tried to walk home. -26 with the windchill and zero vis. in blowing snow. He only got 500 yards........

There again, you don't just live in Oklahoma - you live in Oklahoma!

Caco- nice tune, thanks. Heard him in concert.
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Old 6th Jan 2013, 23:36
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Caco- nice tune, thanks. Heard him in concert.
My favourite Canuck (after Dushan)


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Old 6th Jan 2013, 23:46
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won't hijack the thread - see What One Song..? thread for a response.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 00:07
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Con,

With a little marketing skill, I'm confident you could "noodle" some catfish from the Red River and sell them to the Asians for $500K a piece.

Even better would be to sit on the river bank sipping a cold beer while paying a Texan to catch them for $20 a piece.

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Old 7th Jan 2013, 00:25
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Originally Posted by Sprogget
The Bluefin goes for up to $20 a piece in sushi & sashimi in japan. The auction on new year is about publicity as much as quality, this may well not be the best Tuna in town.

Although if we carry on plundering this poor species, it will all be academic before too long.
Yep.
Almost certainly applies to many other species, too.
Collectively we're greedy, dumb, and self centred.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 01:36
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Nope, flathead catfish are absolutely no good at all to eat. Just ask anyone who has run commercial trotlines.
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 01:44
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Con the only lobsters they get down where Fox lives are the ones we throw back because they're too small. Gotta admit their spuds are great though.
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Australia will keep Blue fin Tuna market going
with the number we have here !
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 02:02
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I though the whole reason the Japanese kept up the whaling fleet was to divert attention from over fishing Blue fin Tuna?
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Old 7th Jan 2013, 07:24
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Yeah, the best of our Cape crayfish/"kreef" (those that aren't poached and smuggled) all go abroad.

Our native abalone ("perlemoen") are headed for extinction - poached and smuggled to the Far East.

Same goes for a lot of our best fish.

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Not to mention the wholesale slaughter of our rhino to cure cancer and impotence in (you guessed it right!) the Far East

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