So after all those dead fish washed up on the north side of Eau Gallie, I saw multiple people fishing off the Eau Gallie boat ramp dock and harvesting fish (I assume just trash fish, I didn't get close enough to examine). Yes, with the awful smell blowing right into them from across the street. Not judging, I was just very surprised... "hardcore" in my book. I've seen them pulling fish right out of an oil slick from a boat that launched a few minutes before.. Apparently this type of stuff doesn't bother them....
Poor folks with few-to-no options have to use the options available.
I would think that white rice or something like that would be a more cost effective way to obtain food if you were starving.
Either way the river is screwed
There were consistently people on the bridge there that would use cane poles and put EVERYTHING they brought up into a 5-gal bucket.
No doubt they probably fried everything up and ate it. I had no problem with it.
I used to bass fish and catch and release.
Almost no protein in rice. Not sure what your point was or is. If you were curious, I am sure they would have told you their reasons if you went over and asked them.
Where's this nuclear power plant?
The fish kill is due to lack of oxygen so as far as the quality of meat is concerned I wouldn't be any more worried than usual. That being said I still wouldn't eat anything out of the river from Grant to Titusville.
Unfortunately a lot of people are ignorant about contamination.
I'm the kind of guy who - fish or any other kind of food - doesn't eat of feed his family any food if I can't verify its source and method of raising, producing or harvesting it. But I've found in this endeavor that the vast majority of Americans are completely clueless about where any of their food comes from, how it's processed, whether it's free of toxins or laced with poisons, etc. Most of them are just ignorant and all of them just blindly trust that it's all clean because of the (fatally corrupt) FDA or the goodness of the Big Food corporate overlords, or whatever. They say things like, "I didn't eat anything organic when I was a growing up and I turned out just fine," totally clueless to the fact that when they grew up everything was raised under current organic standards and that most food on super market shelves today is saturated in poisons and contains more non-food than real food.
Blows my mind, but that's how Big Food maintains the Matrix.