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Recently discovered a fairly unlimited source of mega big oysters. They are in a fairly built up area with some industry( Falmouth area) around them. Is it legal to collect these or do i need some approval also
What i would like to know is how to purge them of any potential pollutants. I have a buddy who has lots of pots so could they be put in those in clean water and if so for how long. When i collect mussels cockles or clams i generally put them in the bath overnight in water with deionised salt or sea water and plain flour, it always suprises me the amount of sand that comes out. Also any recipes for oysters would be useful. Stayed in a hotel at blackhead in southern island and they used to do a dish called carpetbagger pudding this was basically a steak and kidney suet pudding which just before seving had about 6 smoked oysters and 6 thick slices of black pudding popped under the lid.washed down with a pint of the black stuff.. Superb!
 

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Over on the East coast the commercial oyster guys-after dredging them up-put them in tanks of running sea water and its then run through a UV filter for a minimum of 48 hours.
They are straight off a muddy bottom-with no obvious commercial/chemical pollution apparent in the area.
You can buy inexpensive uv filters for garden ponds-which I am sure you could adapt easily for them but as previously mentioned-I would check carefully with your local fisheries department-if they would then consider them safe to eat-even after that?
 
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