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Are Brisbane River fish safe to eat?

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Sediment flows quickly during floods and creeps during dry weather. ... But despite the sediment issues, fish caught in the Brisbane River were still safe to eat. “We don't have a major problem with heavy metals and PCBs [industrial chemicals] and mercury like China, for example,” Professor Bunn said.

FAQ

  • Do you wash smoked fish?

    Clean the fish by removing the intestines and the gills. You may leave in the intestines if you like, as done by smoked fish mongers in Nigeria but the intestines give the fish a bitter taste when done. This is why I remove the intestines before smoking the fish. Rinse the fish thoroughly to clean all the blood.

  • How heavy is a 100 gallon fish tank?

    An empty 100 gallon tank weighs about 180 pounds. When filled with water it can weigh up to 900 pounds. Since salt water is heavier than freshwater your tank will weigh even more if it is a marine tank.

  • Can you get sick from eating old cabbage?

    I'm sure you're aware that some foods can have salmonella or other harmful bacteria, but the bacteria on cabbage tend to not be dangerous in small doses. You always want to wash it to reduce that risk though. It's not clear that eating bad cabbage will make you sick, but it'll likely be unpleasant at the very least.

  • Do canned clams taste good?

    Canned Clams When you buy chopped clams, these are generally Atlantic surf clams. They are sweet in flavor and have a firm texture. ... Tinned whole clams are brinier and more delicate than chopped clams. I prefer jarred whole tiny clams from Italy if you can find them.

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  • Do you need a fishing license on private property in Ontario?

    In Ontario, if you have a private pond that you stocked with fish that is in no way connected to any water source outside your property, you can fish without a license. If you have a pond that is fed by a stream that runs to or from somewhere off your property, you do indeed need a license.

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    At 110°F and below your salmon flesh is essentially raw. Translucent and deep orange or red, it has the soft, fleshy texture of good sashimi. At 110 to 125°F your salmon is medium rare. ... At 140°F and above, your salmon has reached its limit.

  • Is red salmon good for you?

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  • Are fried clams bad for you?

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  • Can you smoke fish that has been frozen?

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  • Should you feed fish in a pond in winter?

    In wintertime you should stop feeding fish daily if water temperature is below 10°C is. Start feeding fish daily again at a water temperature of 10 °C or higher. At lower temperatures metabolism of (cold-blooded) fish is so slow, that they hardly need any feed. In this period you should restrict the amount of feed.

  • Which fish can live over 100 years?

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  • When should I flood my crawfish pond?

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    The curing time depends on the size of fish and the finished texture you desire. The fish will visibly shrink as it releases liquid, resulting in a firmer texture and glossy flesh. For larger portions, somewhere between 24 and 48 hours is ideal.

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    Air has an extremely low refraction index, making it impossible to see. Neither us nor fish can see the air in the environment.

  • Do fish bite on a rising river?

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