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    Making an ecological statement for dinner!

    Tonight I am making Blue Catfish, an invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay. It was sourced fresh at a local market for about $8 a pound. I've never had it and only heard of it when the market ran a special on it.

    Interestingly, the chosen control method (by NOAA) is to create a market and turn them into a commercial fishery. So---I'm giving it a try, if it isn't as claimed I can at least take comfort in the fact that I tried to help the environment and crabs (they eat crabs)
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    I hope you like it. They are very common around here and can be purchased on the cheap. I found them to be delicious. But most of the catfish that's in restaurants around here is grain fed from local farms.
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    Interesting----I thought they were only in the Chesapeake and it's tributaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Grubb View Post
    Interesting----I thought they were only in the Chesapeake and it's tributaries.
    Oh yeah we have them. And they get real big I mean like over 100 lb. The Alabama state records like 120 lb.

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    We have them in Texas, too. They are native in both fresh and salt water. I suspect yours must be invasive.
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    Now that is a big fish. Nothing like that around these parts.

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    Change of plans last night so it is on the menu for tonight.

    It is listed as invasive in the Chesapeake. I am offended by their eating shedder crabs-----that is stealing from my bucket
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    Well---dinner didn't last long----we ate our green beans

    The cat fish has retired to the compost bag. That was not a taste that either of us found as pleasant. I don't care about the price ($6.99/lb)---there are far too many fish in the sea to have to do that again.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill
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