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Old 02-08-2010, 15:39   #1
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Living in North Queensland (Australia), I sometimes come across articles written about the food readily available that is found on the foreshore as well as in the oceans for the taking.
When we start cruising, how do you know what is eatable and when it is ready to say, pry of rocks?
Does anybody know of a book that has all this information in it?
We live in an environment that has food readily available.

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Old 03-08-2010, 20:05   #2
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There is a book called 'sailing the farm' that has a lot on seaweeds etc in it...sorry can't remember the author but I guess you can google it.

Cookery writer, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, in the UK has a lot of stuff on his website you will need to search the forums though...

Cruisers handbook of fishing by Scott Bannerott is excellent for what fish, shellfish etc are good, how to catch and prepare them

The main problem is that most books are specific to a particular geography so you may need to look closely at the area you will be sailing. Best of luck...
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Old 03-08-2010, 20:53   #3
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Blacklip Abalone Photos | Catching & Fishing for Abalone | Cooking Abalone | Buying Abalone

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There are also green mussels and other kinds of mussels:
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and pipi (cockles): Plebidonax deltoides - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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There is a book called 'sailing the farm' that has a lot on seaweeds etc in it...sorry can't remember the author but I guess you can google it.

Cookery writer, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, in the UK has a lot of stuff on his website you will need to search the forums though...

Cruisers handbook of fishing by Scott Bannerott is excellent for what fish, shellfish etc are good, how to catch and prepare them

The main problem is that most books are specific to a particular geography so you may need to look closely at the area you will be sailing. Best of luck...
annk

Thank you for the information.
I will give Scott Bannerott a try. If i don't get much info there, I will try another one.

Thanks again
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I will give Edible Mussels a try. I have been to Sydney Rock Oysters Site already for some info.

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I gather and catch much of my food. I rely on gov't info on red tides (paralytic shell fish poisoning) and sanitary contamination with regard to bivalves as well as common sense and observation. Don't harvest in areas where there is industrial or residential build up. Prefered areas for harvesting have good tidal flows.
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