Processed squid waste

Steve O'Shea

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:welcome: there Jake Mate; nice to have you aboard.

I have a meeting with someone today concerning the squid fishery, and will pass your query by him also. We must have a similar problem here in New Zealand as we do have a substantial squid fishery. I'll see what they do with it. We have similar problems with waste from the green-lipped mussel industry (Perna canaliculus); what on Earth to do with all of that shell? [Heavens, I just noted an advertisement on our very own site; check it out http://www.aromanz.com/products.htm.]

.... although this link, from the same site, for 'shark powder' has an image, correct me if I am wrong, of a Great White! That is not good (I know that it will be a generic image of a shark, but it is still sending a poor message) http://www.aromanz.com/bioactive.htm

Probably worth a complaint! Send it to [email protected]
 

WhiteKiboko

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well, for mussles i guess they can try something like all oyster shells ive seen used as fill.....

probably would recommend against using for road as theyre not as thick as oyster shells....
 
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Ok, so clearly I didn't mean dumping tons of squid waste into the ocean shoreline; I like to think of myself as a little more informed than that. First we would need to know how much waste there even is, which we don't yet. Also, fisheries catch a ton of bait fish every year to turn into pellets to feed to aquacultured fish. The conversion rates are disgusting and it makes little sense, but it happens because then they can also load the feed with growth hormones and antibiotics. Wouldn't squid pieces work well to suppliment the feed so they didn't need to waste so many wild fishes? Of course I imagine the pieces that are left would be mainly just internal organs that don't serve much nutritional value. Is there any muscular mass (head, tentacles, arms, etc.) that is discarded or is it all used? Hmmmm, what an interesting problem indeed. I guess that fertilizer does make the most sense but I was just trying to think of other ideas.

Is there some way of incorperating shells (of any kind) into cement, or is that what you were talking about, WhiteKiboko? Hey! What about cleaning them up a little bit, maybe sending them through a tumbler and using them for garden mulch? Wouldn't decompose as fast and would be really unique too! Of course there would undoubtly be some smell left and the shells would probably fill the soil with dissolved minerals which some plants might not like. Actually, I think I've seen that done somewhere...in Florida, California, or NZ I'm not sure which though. Just for my own knowledge and for further thinking, shells are mainly made up of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), right?

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Steve O'Shea said:
.... although this link, from the same site, for 'shark powder' has an image, correct me if I am wrong, of a Great White! That is not good (I know that it will be a generic image of a shark, but it is still sending a poor message) http://www.aromanz.com/bioactive.htm
Indeed a Great White... what's a poorer message is the selling of the almighty shark powder that cures cancer, simply because sharks don't get cancer (a fallacy in itself, see William Lane's 1992 book Sharks Don't Get Cancer :wink: )....According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the evidence so far is inconclusive... there. Nuff' said. Same goes with voodoo magic, ley lines and other hocus pocus ways of figthing diseases... :mad:

I'm pretty sure that powder unblocks drains, makes you loose weight, is a great alternative to sugar and also can prevent terrorist attacks :rolleyes:

Nice, Reeeal nice. And to top it all the image of the product on the website shows "Deep Sea Shark Cartilage" http://www.aromanz.com/images/BrchSharkPillsCC.jpg
So it's probably made of dirty dogfishes (after seeing the parasites those buggers can get, i think i'll take cancer any day...). So much for the marketing strategy of being strong and healthy like a Great White *shrugs*
"only selects Shark Species which are not on the endangered list, therefore ensuring sustainability of this potential life saving supplement"
Perfect! just bloomin' perfect! :evil:

TPOTH
 

erich orser

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As we have a considerable squid fishery here in California, I'm fielding some questions on this subject to companies involved with the industry when I have the time. Nothing concrete to post as of yet, but will be talking to CA Fish and Game in Long Beach tomorrow. Hope I can be of some help!
 

Jake Mate

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I'm checking the website of CA Fish and Game, and I found an interesting document: Market Squid Fishery Management Plan (MSFMP) - Final Version. There is a lot of information.

I really enjoy be part of the TONMO group. Is a permanent "brain storm".

Thanks to all
 
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