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Message started by fishman on Nov 11th, 2014 at 7:22pm

Title: edibles
Post by fishman on Nov 11th, 2014 at 7:22pm
are there any fish that you can eat from the river?

Title: Re: edibles
Post by Ritaratbag on Nov 12th, 2014 at 3:26am
You will see some fish that are caught and taken to eat, by certain nationalities here.
Not advisable as the river has chemicals, mercury etc. in it.

Title: Re: edibles
Post by ceilidh on Nov 12th, 2014 at 7:40am
At certain times of the year there is a good run of sea bass up as far as the weir

Title: Re: edibles
Post by Ritaratbag on Nov 12th, 2014 at 3:35pm
As mentioned in my previous post, not advisable to eat any fish out of the Ebro.
Fish caught are full of mercury, this is a known and proved fact.

Title: Re: edibles
Post by fishman on Nov 13th, 2014 at 6:22pm
what about all the crops and rice fields they water from the ebro as it flows down to the sea

Title: Re: edibles
Post by Ritaratbag on Nov 13th, 2014 at 9:00pm
Often thought about this!

Title: Re: edibles
Post by ChrisCIS on Nov 14th, 2014 at 5:16pm
Fish caught below the dam at Flix should not be eaten due to the pollution in the river. Fish from above the dam at Riba Roja are ok to eat. Some of the more popular fish to eat are Bass and Zander. At Mequinenza and Caspe these fish are regularly caught and consumed.

Title: Re: edibles
Post by fishman on Nov 14th, 2014 at 6:26pm
hi chris
thanks for that info, what about the water from xerta down to the sea and are the mullet edible  :-/

Title: Re: edibles
Post by robo on Nov 14th, 2014 at 7:36pm
Ive eaten mullet in the uk I dont think they are worth the effort

Title: Re: edibles
Post by ChrisCIS on Nov 15th, 2014 at 11:27am
Xerta would come under the area of possible polluted water so maybe not. I have never eaten Mullet myself but have heard that it is not good. Stick to Bass and Zander. Pike is also found in the Ebro and some people like it.

Title: Re: edibles
Post by ColinB on Nov 16th, 2014 at 8:50pm
Mullet feed on algae and can be seen browsing near outfall pipes.  Perhaps avoided in the river, (why ?) but sea fish are OK so look at Rick Stein's and others' recepies.  A course flesh admittedly, and a little grey, but they're first class protein and eaten throughout the world.  If you can't affored salmon or gilt head (like most of the world's people) there's mullet. Cheap plentiful and well worth the eating.  Much better for you than Chinese panga, sold in most supermarkets, grown in the Mekon River and fed (allegedly) on human and animal excrement, (but note names like Panga, Blue fish, Gilthead relate to many different species).  Personally, I wouldn't eat anything caught below Flix but I have eaten many a fish from the Danube which is vastly more polluted than the Ebro.  BTW have you tasted calves' brains?  Very tastey if taken with vast quantities of rough Romanian red wine!!!!!!

Title: Re: edibles
Post by robo on Nov 16th, 2014 at 9:18pm
The nicest fresh water fish I have eaten including trout is perch far and away superior to pike and a lot of salt water fish including mullet ,doggies , flounder, and bull huss,

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