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Offline Malibu_Two

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Scallops okay to eat now?
« on: March 28, 2018, 02:56:59 PM »
I'm planing to dive somewhere north this weekend, and am hoping to take some scallops. Anyone know if they're safe to eat right now? I heard some warnings about mussels.
Thanks,
Andrew

Offline the_derek

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 03:44:09 PM »
I've eaten them north recently and did not die.
Death is very often referred to as a good career move.

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Offline DG

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 04:06:26 PM »
I've eaten them north recently and did not die.
Yeah but you crapped your pants for a week.   

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Just eat the muscle and toss the rest to play it safe. 

Offline the_derek

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 05:32:36 PM »
I've eaten them north recently and did not die.
Yeah but you crapped your pants for a week.   

I do that normally, probably the copious amounts whiskey
Death is very often referred to as a good career move.

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Offline JZumi

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 05:56:07 PM »
I am told that the last known human fatality in California occurred after a diver consumed a scallop caught near Salt Point. 
I do not have many other details...

Offline Rob102

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 06:17:25 PM »
If you are unsure, bring them by and I’ll test them and let you know if they were bad.

Offline Malibu_Two

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 09:42:31 PM »
Ugh, none of you guys are helpful. Thanks I guess.

Offline DG

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 09:57:47 PM »
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR18-015.aspx

I guess you wanted something official.  Here is the Sonoma warning that said don’t eat whole scallops. 

Didn’t see one for Mendocino. 


Offline JZumi

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2018, 07:49:04 AM »
Sorry.  Here is what you need.

You can get the most current information on shellfish advisories and quarantines by calling CDPH's toll-free Shellfish Information Line at (800) 553-4133. For additional information, please visit the CDPH Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Web page.

If a person decides to disregard an advisory or quarantine he or she should explain the reasoning; it would be fascinating.

Offline the_derek

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2018, 09:08:35 AM »
Ugh, none of you guys are helpful. Thanks I guess.

 :'(
Death is very often referred to as a good career move.

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Offline dank

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2018, 09:56:30 AM »
Sorry.  Here is what you need.

You can get the most current information on shellfish advisories and quarantines by calling CDPH's toll-free Shellfish Information Line at (800) 553-4133. For additional information, please visit the CDPH Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Web page.

If a person decides to disregard an advisory or quarantine he or she should explain the reasoning; it would be fascinating.
Call before you pry! I ate a bunch from Mendocino last weekend. The warning doesn't extend that far north at the time of this writing.

Offline Malibu_Two

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2018, 10:07:57 AM »
The warning extends through Sonoma county, and they say not to eat "whole scallops." Does that mean eating the abductor muscle is okay?

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2018, 11:25:17 AM »
If I was going to eat something that was potentially toxic, I would get the information I needed first hand rather than from this forum. That said...

I have never eaten the viscera on a scallop and have never consulted any warning. Also, the water has been cold and it has been moving a lot. I am under the impression that these conditions don’t lend themselves to psp or domoic acid outbreaks.

As for state advisory. Mendo and humboldt lifted advisory on crab on 12/29/17; the remainder of the State was lifted on 1/3/18.

I ate a locally harvested box crab on 3/19/18 and I’m still alive.
 

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2018, 11:33:24 AM »
I've eaten them north recently and did not die.
Yeah but you crapped your pants for a week.   

I do that normally, probably the copious amounts whiskey
Who needs wiskey when PSP can numb your mental, physical and spiritual pain the organic and natural way. 

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Re: Scallops okay to eat now?
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2018, 05:29:33 PM »
I survived! Pulled four scallops from north of Jenner and cleaned them really well. Fried and ate them last night with my brother. No side effects!

 

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