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    Fish Farms.

    I have never liked Basa as an eating fish . Now I'm glad i don't 5555.
    Not sure how much of this propaganda or the truth, but either way i have never liked Basa from Fish Farms .
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/h1nEPz...feature=player
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    I doubt if its propaganda and I have never knowingly eaten catfish, basa but is for sale in most retail supermarkets. Think the Australian catfish caught in Lake Argyle is marketed as Cobbler in WA.
    Have dams full of them on the property.

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    Cobbler ! Oh YUM ! Cobbler Yes a catfish but from memory are a slightly different bread over here in WA.
    Excellent eating !
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    My appologies 1080 ! Yes they are the same after a little research !http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/...et_cobbler.pdf
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    So you don't like Basa, but do like cobbler.... But it's the same fish..?

    What's in a name? 555

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    I use to eat the Basa when it was marketed as Dory thinking John Dory,which it wasn't.

    Then A Current Affair and the media made it known that Basa was VN Catfish and questions about the filth they lived in surfaced and they were made to change the name to Basa.

    I stopped eating it but like i said i didn't know any better when i did eat it.

    In Oz we have so many good varieties from the sea i never saw the need to eat fresh water fish!
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    Rak ,it's not the same fish as Basa ! Our Cobbler here in WA are a salt water species and the flesh looks totally different ! It's a white flesh(more pinkish actually ) but has a lot of black grain through it . Totally different taste as well .
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    The Cobbler from Lake Argyle are a bit different, fork tailed and are called Silver Cobbler. In the farm dam we just have your standard mud sucking eel tailed catfish, good for fertilizer but I don't eat em.

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    I currently have 2 pieces of Basa in my freezer. About 3 months ago i bough a kilo, 3 pieces, as it was reduced to 1/2 price, it was prepacked and frozen.
    I had most of one piece and it is so bland and tasteless so the last bit got tried as bait and even the fish won't eat it 55555
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    A friend and I were thinking of starting a small scale barra farm. You can create these self sustaining systems where you grow plants as well and the two feed off eachother.

    A farmer in Cairns had a pretty big one. He didn't care about the profits from the fish. To him it was purely a fertilizer farm.
    Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.


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    I don't eat any fish in Thailand, unless I catch it myself from a big resevoir well away from habitation. I have so much great fish in Canada for 7 months that I just eat pork or chicken in Thailand. In any case, I usually bring 10 pounds of candy smoked salmon with me to Thailand and share it with others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justcruzing1 View Post
    I currently have 2 pieces of Basa in my freezer. About 3 months ago i bough a kilo, 3 pieces, as it was reduced to 1/2 price, it was prepacked and frozen.
    I had most of one piece and it is so bland and tasteless so the last bit got tried as bait and even the fish won't eat it 55555

    Obviously you don't know how to cook mate ..5555
    Bought a few fillets from an Asian shop a few months ago and the missus cooked a kick ass fish curry/stew at my sisters house....sap sap !!'


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    Yes Dazza my cooking skills are basic.....read kindergarten.

    I still have 2 pieces, so if you know what your missus put with it let me know.
    I am guessing a lot of fish sauce have it some flavor.

    I used to buy and cook Bassa a few years ago and it was fine, not as good as local fish but it was good for the price. Maybe it was from a different location, the ones I have are from Vietnam.
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    Apart from the faeces they feed on the VN stuff is full of heavy metals.
    No thanks.
    I'll stick with sea caught prawns from the local market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    Apart from the faeces they feed on the VN stuff is full of heavy metals.
    Ah ha! Heavy metals! So that is why my feet feel so heavy when I'm climbing mountains after a night of drinking and eating Asian farmed prawns.

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    Mercury and cadmium last longer than herpes ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zablive View Post
    Mercury and cadmium last longer than herpes ...
    After all the years eating stuff with mercury in it I can hold up my finger and read the temperature. 555

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    Side track or maybe a new thread. Fish farming as a supplementary income source in LOS.
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    Fish farms abound, tubtim are plentiful in local markets as are prawns although the latter are completely tasteless.

    Best fresh fish sold locally is Norwegian salmon @ 350 to 550 Bt/kg ... filleted and pin boned. NZ Greenshell mussels [frozen in half shell] also a good price @ ~ 270 Bt/kg. Strangely, Norwegian salmon is now sold in NZ in competition with NZ salmon, at ~ 1,000 Bt/kg

    Unfortunately 99% of all restaurant fish is pangasius/basa.
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    "I do like to be beside the seaside" - for my prawns particularly and the local spear fishermen.

    It's great see the local bays have come back from the Tsunami.

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