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SeaRun

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Re: Tapeworm? when cleaning a fish
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2007, 12:17:25 AM »

Haven't seen any tapeworms in salmon although I have caught rainbows from certain lakes with tapeworms.   Tapeworms are usually found in the intestine.   The "head" of tapeworms usually have suckers and hooks to attach to the inner wall of the intestine where they absorb nutrients from the host.   I have seen the occasional round worm in salmon around the rib cage area.  Round worms are usually transparent and can be seen coiled in the tissue if the fish fillet is held up to a light.   Halibut seem to have large numbers of round worms in the tissue around the belly/rib cage area.   A lot of people discard this part of the halibut.   Restaurants serving sushi are required to freeze fish for several days at a specific temperature to kill any parasites and daily records of freezer/cooler temperatures must be kept.       
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Re: Tapeworm? when cleaning a fish
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2007, 08:51:57 AM »

Fewwff...good to know!
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Re: Tapeworm? when cleaning a fish
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2007, 09:00:19 PM »

Hi Michaelt!   Glad to hear that you are not going to miss you favorite food.   ;D    You can check Health Inspection reports on-line to see which restaurants have good ratings by the Heath Department.    ;)
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Re: Tapeworm? when cleaning a fish
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2007, 07:48:29 PM »

Tapeworms are also a great way to lose weight fast!
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Re: Tapeworm? when cleaning a fish
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2007, 12:47:58 PM »

The coho we caught on the weekend had sea lice attatched to their bodies as well as some 1 - 3 inch worms/leeches.

Anyone know what those little squiggly worms/leeches were ?
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Re: Tapeworm? when cleaning a fish
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2007, 02:13:18 PM »

caught a nice little red jack this year on the cheddar, about a 2-3inch worm in the body cavity but not meat. froze it and ate it a few weeks later..no problems
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Re: Tapeworm? when cleaning a fish
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2007, 10:38:34 PM »

they actually taste quite good if you fry them up with some onions garlic and butter ;D
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Re: Tapeworm? when cleaning a fish
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2008, 04:12:02 PM »

 :-X feeling sick now
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Re: Tapeworm? when cleaning a fish
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2008, 04:53:49 PM »

I have gotten a few bigger fish that had worms inside the meat. I am not sure what they were but almost all of my fish get frizen for a couple weeks before I smoke them so Im not too worried.  ;)
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Re: Tapeworm? when cleaning a fish
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2008, 03:32:19 PM »

Paul lake near Kamloops was well known for trout with tapeworm in them. As far as I heard some guy who lived in one of the lakeshore cabins was responsible for the problem.

did he have tapeworm and crap in the lake or something?
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