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Musty



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 11 10:24 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Thanks Jamanda, maybe I'll try some E. Sussex mussels this month and find out where the 'R' saying came from. More into mush than mussels at the mo.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 11 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Still alive after three hours...

We were just up the coast from Sandymouth, we'll try there in the coming weeks.

I only picked a few as they weren't that big or numerous, tasted fine to me. Plenty of laver about which is nice to nibble.

Musty, the saying is normally you only eat shellfish when there is a R in the month. There seems to be many reasons, such as: avoiding eating things when they are likely to be reproducing, growing quickly and thus processing large volumes of water and more at risk of picking things up, more likely to eat poisonous algae etc, etc.

Musty



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 11 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Treac. I'm left handed so I often get things back to front. No lava where I am but lots of other seaweed. Bye for now.

Musty



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 11 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I meant laver. See?

MattV



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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 13 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Word of caution, check with your local Port Health Authority for water quality regarding ecoli and noro virus. Late summer can produce toxic algae that cannot be removed by soaking in salt water. good reference sight www.thecornishmusselshack

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 13 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
I've seen you eat limpets in North Devon Dpack!


from devon to scotland ,not including d or s.

along the bristol channel has industrial history,im dubious about anything in the irish sea but as the recorded radiological loads have decreased for technicium in winkle shells maybe there is less new load being added .

the irish box load has mostly been from sellafield/windscale but there have been inputs from several other facilities.it does go mostly north/west around ireland and into the northern seas.most places are radiologically/chemically safe to eat a few shellfish but as a staple it might be a mistake in some places.eating the shells is always wrong

there are other places to avoid such as dounreay but most are well known or behind wire.

as to chemical challenge from mine outflow local "hotspots"are common but usually only give dangeroos metal levels locally.in lagoons/estuaries /marshes etc they are less diluted by the sea.

biological challenge is the most immediate and requires common sense

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