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Guest
Link to this postPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Note Ciguatera poisoning

I am planning on trolling while sailing mid-month. Should I be concerned with Ciguatera poisoning if I am lucky enough to boat a wahoo, cero, dolphin or tuna?
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walker
Link to this postPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:00 pm    

None of those fish should be a ciguatera worry. They are pelagic species and do not feed on reef fish - so do not carry ciguatera.

Ciguatera-carrying species are snapper, grouper, barracuda, and other reef fish.
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teammac
Link to this postPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:16 pm    

If you are near land you can easily check the fish by placing a small chunk of it on an ant hill. If the ants go for it, you are good to go. If there is something wrong the ants will not eat it.
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ScubaDrew
Link to this postPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:38 pm    

Just a heads up if anyone is reading this... Everything I've read has said these types of Ciguatera detection do not work. teammac might have a trick, but do some research is all I'm saying.

drew

teammac wrote:
If you are near land you can easily check the fish by placing a small chunk of it on an ant hill. If the ants go for it, you are good to go. If there is something wrong the ants will not eat it.
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