Fish ID and edibility

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Fish ID and edibility

Postby Davidsch1 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:47 am

I want to start up a thread which lists all known saltwater fish in Victoria based on taste/edibility, but I want to include a link/pic of each fish so people can recognize or ID it. What do they look like? Which ones are poisonous? Which ones taste bad? Which ones taste good? Which ones are risky to eat? etc...

(For example, unless your Japanese trained don't eat pufferfish, as it will kill you. Google fugu)

As much input as possible would be good, as I would love to start up a list of all saltwater fish in at least Victorian saltwater which are rated from excellent eating, to good, to average, to poor, to poisonous/inedible. It will be a learning experience for many, including myself on what is edible/inedible, and what they taste like. And more so, hopefully it will help keen fishermen who pull up that unknown mystery fish determine what it is that they caught!! Feel free to even rate your favourite fish such as your snapper, salmon, etc...if you have good quality pics. I know there will be some discrepancies regarding rating of edibility/taste, but I want to keep it friendly here, so if any concerns, I am happy to listen to everyone's opinion! :)
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RULES:
1. Please rate your fish taste/edibility on a scale of 0 - 10, as below:
10 - Excellent/first class
9 - Incredibly Good
8 - Amazing
7 - Really good
6 - Good
5 - Above average
4 - Average
3 - Poor
2 - Bad
1 - Awful
0 - Poisonous/inedible

2. Include a good quality pic (no blurry/poor quality pics please) if you have one of that fish which will make it easy for people to ID the fish themselves
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I will start a list below and update as everyone inputs!

:fish22: LIST OF VICTORIAN SALTWATER FISH BASED ON EDIBILITY :fish22:

NAME OF FISH~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TASTE/EDIBILITY RATING~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~LINK TO PIC
Puffer fish ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 0 - poisonous/inedible~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ https://flic.kr/p/E4ZRE5
Toad fish~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~0 - poisonous/inedible~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Snapper~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~10 - Excellent/first class~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ https://flic.kr/p/DAcpZf
Wrasse~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 - Above average~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Aust. salmon~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~6 - Good~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Morwong~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~8 - Amazing~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Whiting (KGW)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~9 - Incredibly Good~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ https://flic.kr/p/ExVrYT
Flathead~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~10 - Excellent/first class~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Albacor Tuna~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~8 - Amazing~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Trevally~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~10 - Excellent/first class~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Re: Fish ID and edibility

Postby Bar002811 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:05 pm

I give snapper
10/10
I give Wrasse 5/10
I give Aussie salmon
6/10
I give morwong
8/10
Igive whiting
9 and a half out of ten
Igive flathead 11/10
I give tuna 8/10
I give trevally 10/10 and so on hope it helps and that's my taste yours might be different :cheers:

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Re: Fish ID and edibility

Postby Davidsch1 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:27 pm

Bar002811 wrote:I give snapper
10/10
I give Wrasse 5/10
I give Aussie salmon
6/10
I give morwong
8/10
Igive whiting
9 and a half out of ten
Igive flathead 11/10
I give tuna 8/10
I give trevally 10/10 and so on hope it helps and that's my taste yours might be different :cheers:

any personal pics you want to add?
:fish22:

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Re: Fish ID and edibility

Postby Lightningx » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:42 pm

King George whiting I rate 10/10

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Re: Fish ID and edibility

Postby Bar002811 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:29 pm

Sorry mate I at the moment don't have any :water:

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Re: Fish ID and edibility

Postby Lightningx » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:46 pm

Snapper/pinkies -----> 9/10.

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Re: Fish ID and edibility

Postby Bar002811 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:54 pm

Nice catch in the photo mate is give pinkies around about the same maybe higher :thumbsup:

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Re: Fish ID and edibility

Postby Lightningx » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:07 pm

Bar002811 wrote:Nice catch in the photo mate is give pinkies around about the same maybe higher :thumbsup:

I caught those pinkies that night 9 from 33-39 cm and 2 whitings :) it was about a month ago now.

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Re: Fish ID and edibility

Postby Bar002811 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:28 pm

What location mate :)

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Re: Fish ID and edibility

Postby Davidsch1 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:49 pm

Not fair!! Nice catch there. Hope to hook some tomorrow maybe....

Lightningx wrote:Snapper/pinkies -----> 9/10.

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