Girl From The North Country: I'd rather eat carp meat than intestines from.....anything
Philbb: I'm not sure that I understand, are we supposed to eat fish that have been used as bait for several generations?
God-is-a-Taco: Like barbecue, fried food, caviar, truffles, lobster and probably thousands of other food items that were created by and for the lower class?It's like modern art, it just takes the right random douche to praise it for it to suddenly be valuable and classy.
Wowsersman: I was with them right up until the Salmon heads./No thanks, I'll just puke in this bag over here.
BarkingUnicorn: Philbb: I'm not sure that I understand, are we supposed to eat fish that have been used as bait for several generations?Why not, if it tastes good and won't give you cancer? People have used bread for bait just as long.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: they vacuum up all the pollutants that sink to the bottom
HotWingAgenda: MaudlinMutantMollusk: they vacuum up all the pollutants that sink to the bottomThis. Only an idiot would eat a filter feeder or carrion eater.
TomD9938: I liked smoked carp as a kid.Then, after having not had it since around aged 10, had it again around age 16.That time I vomited it all back up in the same slick that it went down in and havent had it since.Still love a decent smoked salmon though.
Cyno01: Isnt that whats been going on for the past half century? Some big pretty fish gets overfished so they move onto something smaller and uglier and market the hell out of it, then that gets overfished....Tuna, thats a good looking fish. Anglerfish? Patagonian toothfish? Not so much... tasty though.
gozar_the_destroyer: I can eat nearly rotten mammalian or avian meat if it is prepared to cover the taste
BarkingUnicorn: HotWingAgenda: MaudlinMutantMollusk: they vacuum up all the pollutants that sink to the bottomThis. Only an idiot would eat a filter feeder or carrion eater.Illinois is feeding carp to the poor.http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/minnaqua/speciesprofile/silvercarp.htmlWe are often asked: Can you eat them? Is it safe?Silver Carp (and Bighead Carp) are both edible. In fact, their diet may be their best selling point. A study done on the Mississippi River by researchers at Southern Illinois University determined that silver carp fed primarily on phytoplankton (algae/plants) and zooplankton (crustaceans/animals). These carp are filter feeders (think baleen whales) and capture algae and crustaceans that are floating in the water, not on the bottom. Phytoplankton and zooplankton occur much lower in the food chain and so have many fewer associated contaminants (mercury/PCB's), so biomagnification is less of a problem. The primary challenge to eating these fish are the numerous bones, but because of their large size this issue can be alleviated with careful filleting techniques.
Matthew Keene: That's just peachy! Start treating the poor man's salmon, mackerel, as a delicacy.
Fromageball: My mom says that about sardines and I don't get it. What is it about being 'bait' that makes it unappealing?
DisplacedTexan: Philbb: I'm not sure that I understand, are we supposed to eat fish that have been used as bait for several generations?A buddy of mine grew up in South Florida and always used mullet as bait. We went to a fish fry at my grandparent's house in North Florida and the only fish my grandfather would fry was mullet.My buddy turned up his nose but, as a polite gesture, agreed to try it. It has since become one of his favorite fish to use for a fish fry./Fried Mullet Sandwich at Jerry's Drive-In FTW...
Foxxinnia: If tilapia can become so abundant in such a short period of time then I guess anything is possible.
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