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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Tue May 12, 2009 7:58 pm

Strange question I know, but does anybody harvest, pickle and sell Salicornia in Kernow?

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Post by Coady » Tue May 12, 2009 8:37 pm

Yes FlB... the Marsh Samphire abounds in Hayle Estuaries, and is good boiled swiftly and served buttered like asparagus.

Trouble is, nowadays the estuaries are "Sites of Special Scientific Interest" and you are supposedly not allowed to pick the stuff... I think what spoiled it was people picking carrier bags full to sell to restaurants.........
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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Tue May 12, 2009 8:42 pm

Understood, but surely a small controlled industry could be created?

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Post by Coady » Tue May 12, 2009 9:01 pm

Having a laugh, aren't you? The RSPB are dead anti just about anything that might ruffle the birds feathers... I suspect there might be 'ancient rights' to gather flora and fauna, but don't have the time at the moment to chase it up.........
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Post by Coady » Tue May 12, 2009 9:01 pm

Sorry, the RSPB OWN most of the two main estuary branches......
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