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Eau Gallie boat ramp bucket fishermen hang tuff through fish kill.....

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....

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  • J-SeaJ-Sea Posts: 202 Officer
    When you live under a bridge it's probably not that big of a deal
  • SizuperSizuper Posts: 293 Deckhand
    I am quite sure it bothers them in many ways.

    Poor folks with few-to-no options have to use the options available.
  • beachsideandybeachsideandy Posts: 925 Officer
    These people arrived in a car and did not appear to be homeless from the way they were dressed/etc.
    I would think that white rice or something like that would be a more cost effective way to obtain food if you were starving.
  • J-SeaJ-Sea Posts: 202 Officer
    Seems like the daily bread crowd is always chillin at that pavillon by the ramps
    Either way the river is screwed
  • beachsideandybeachsideandy Posts: 925 Officer
    I grew up near a fresh water lake up north.
    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.
  • gatorhookgatorhook Posts: 657 Officer
    Culture shock. Demographics are changing.
  • SizuperSizuper Posts: 293 Deckhand
    These people arrived in a car and did not appear to be homeless from the way they were dressed/etc.
    I would think that white rice or something like that would be a more cost effective way to obtain food if you were starving.

    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.
  • beachsideandybeachsideandy Posts: 925 Officer
    No point. There was a guy who used to catch and eat large catfish up there right out of the warm water nuclear discharge into the river. I thought that was interesting too.
  • MelbourneMarkMelbourneMark Posts: 2,183 Captain
    I was loading a boat yesterday at that dock and noticed some people fishing from shore. Guy caught a little mangrove from shore
  • beachsideandybeachsideandy Posts: 925 Officer
    I have caught a few off the concrete bridge pilings just off the channel. They are there.
  • gatorhookgatorhook Posts: 657 Officer
    No point. There was a guy who used to catch and eat large catfish up there right out of the warm water nuclear discharge into the river. I thought that was interesting too.

    Where's this nuclear power plant?
  • beachsideandybeachsideandy Posts: 925 Officer
    My bad, it wasn't nuclear, it was a coal plant.
    NJ
  • beachsideandybeachsideandy Posts: 925 Officer
    They raise those tilapia in poop, any many people seem to have no problem eating them too... either that, or they just don't know/care. Even my Mom eats them after I told her not to cause they are cheap. You know how many people order "white fish" at chain restaurants? SMH.
  • beachside321beachside321 Posts: 371 Deckhand
    Years back I remember launching at the Eau Gallie ramp and seeing guys keep short sheepshead one after the other. I guess things haven't changed much.

    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.
  • beachsideandybeachsideandy Posts: 925 Officer
    Yeah same here dude... If it swam from offshore into the inlet, I will consider.
  • SizuperSizuper Posts: 293 Deckhand
    No point. There was a guy who used to catch and eat large catfish up there right out of the warm water nuclear discharge into the river. I thought that was interesting too.

    Unfortunately a lot of people are ignorant about contamination.
  • SizuperSizuper Posts: 293 Deckhand
    They raise those tilapia in poop, any many people seem to have no problem eating them too... either that, or they just don't know/care. Even my Mom eats them after I told her not to cause they are cheap. You know how many people order "white fish" at chain restaurants? SMH.

    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.
  • thumperdumperthumperdumper Posts: 374 Deckhand
    Look into farmed Tilapia and farmed Shrimp....heck even many chicken farmers, beef producers, etc. Id rather eat fish from a coal discharge plant then from some of those farms. At least I know the coal fish are less disgusting.
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