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  • blewitupsirblewitupsir Posts: 774 Officer
    I think they are great to eat. A little batter then released in the grease. Yum yum, what times supper?
    http://hopefishing.comFishing the Florida Everglades National Park with Hope Fishing Adventures.
  • tg.tg. Posts: 124 Deckhand
    No ciguatera concerns?
  • blewitupsirblewitupsir Posts: 774 Officer
    No more for me than the snapper, sheephead and grunts I'm likely to catch at the same spot. I just don't eat any of the cudas..

    When in doubt perform the scientific test they use in the Bahamas. After you fillet your fish make sure flys will land on it, if so fry away....if not "trow it away mon"
    http://hopefishing.comFishing the Florida Everglades National Park with Hope Fishing Adventures.
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 3,840 Captain
    All that's needed (besides never eating any 'cuda larger than five pounds....) is to avoid big fish for the table and you'll never encounter ciguatera at all. The poison plants that the little fish eat aren't sufficient to cause any problems. The problem occurs when when a big fish that eats little fish all its life ends up on the table (that includes big grouper, amberjack, cubera snapper etc...). Yes there is a test for ciguatera but it's not convenient at all so just avoid eating large specimens of reef fish and you'll never encounter the toxin (fish that contain the toxin are perfectly healthy themselves and the poison can't be eliminated by cooking at all....).
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    Bob LeMay
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  • tg.tg. Posts: 124 Deckhand
    Sounds good to me.
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