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Old 04-01-2017, 08:53 AM
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He said it tastes like chicken..

COCOA BEACH, Florida - Fed up with manatees eating all the sea grass and pooping in his canal, one Cocoa Beach, Florida man has taken measures into his own hands to save the Indian River Lagoon by catching and cooking a baby manatee.

Many anglers and waterfront property owners have taken to social media to blame the lagoon's plight on the record number of manatees and the unnatural manatee migration patterns caused by the warm water discharges from the FPL power plant in Port Saint John. An environmental group filed a lawsuit in 2014 which contends that such thermal pollution is harmful to the environment. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection estimates that manatees are responsible for 1.7% to 6.7% of the total nitrogen loads and 0.7% to 3.0% of the total phosphorus loads entering the Indian River Lagoon system.
"As you know, over the past week some blow-hards here have stated they would make a donation to the Save the Manatee Club every time someone here mentioned manatee as being a potential cause of the Banana River decline," said Bill Geiger, Jr.


http://news.brevardtimes.com/2016/04...ooks-baby.html
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Taste more like eagle.
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The prop scars are a nice touch
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The prop scars are a nice touch
Haha. Yep.
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I ordered fried baby manatee at a crystal River restaurant. They didn't laugh.........
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The prop scars are a nice touch
Those help the seasonings get deeper into the meat as well as making sure the meat cooks evenly! With some more experience, maybe he can catch one with a fly rod!
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They're eating up their habitat at an unsustainable rate. Florida Sportsman had a good article on them.

Time for a permit hunt, let's put manatee and goliath grouper back on the table.
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Manatee = the other white meat. They were a staple of the Calusa's diet back in their day. Course nowadays every kindergarten class adopts one and is indoctrinated to love them in a very unnatural way for a carnivorous species. Almost as silly as Hindus with cows.
Jewfish- never met one I didn't like, easier to catch than back country gags and taste just as good. They don't wanna get caught,stay outta my snook holes.
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Serious question, are they edible? Look like blobs of fat to me.
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Originally Posted by sharktripper View Post
Serious question, are they edible? Look like blobs of fat to me.

You have to skin them like a baby seal.

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Low and slow, and drain the grease pan often, as it fills up. The grease you can sell to older women as the very best organic facial moisturizer. The skin makes good cracklins, don't be afraid of the smell while it cooks. Steak it for the most part, try not to get to close to the spinal cord as the large nerves "tighten" while you cook them, like tendons. The belly is actually quite good as ceviche after refrigerating for 24 hours.
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Manatee Steak....mmmmmm
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Sous Vide would be my go to method.
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Doesn't look like he even gutted that thing. It's gonna taste nasty.
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good news for him and other "foodies"

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/31/us...tened-species/

It's official: Manatee no longer listed as endangered
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