poisoned fish

Known as ciguatera fish poisoning, the illness has been mostly tropical.

The higher risk tends to be the predatory species that eat herbivorous fish, said Christopher Bolsh, senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies.

“Ciguatera is probably the most serious human seafood poisoning issue.”

“Again, climate change appears to be playing a role. Microalgae thrive as waters warm but also as corals die off – an outcome triggered by more intense storms but also from coral bleaching,” Dr Murray, from the University of Technology, Sydney, said.

Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Dec 2014