View Full Version : eating lion fish culd cause ciguatera poisoning?

05-05-2013, 08:51 AM
I just read an article that eating lionfish can cause ciguatera poisoning
Maybe a person more familiar with this subject can chime in.
This wood not be good news for the battle against lionfish.

05-05-2013, 09:35 AM
I hope not as I had some great Lion Fish last week, that is some tasty fish.

05-05-2013, 10:19 AM
According to the article, the infected lion fish were from a known toxic hotspot in the Virgin Islands and all the other predator reef fish from there are also infected.There didn't seem to be any evidence that it had spread.

05-06-2013, 09:54 AM
I'm sure there are more knowledgeable people than I who can address this, but any fish that is at the top of the food chain, preying upon a large number of other fish, can be subject to ciguaterra poisoning, if it's known to the area. There are islands in the Caribbean region where the top predator fish should not be eaten, but luckily until now, Bonaire is not one of them. I eat lionfish regularly that were caught here, and have never had a problem.

05-06-2013, 11:06 AM
This was discussed here a while back in this thread: http://www.bonairetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?70983-Eradication-of-Lionfish

05-09-2013, 02:25 PM
If ciguaterra is in the waters than all fish would be affected by it. Fortunately (at least to my knowledge) ciguaterra is generally not found in the waters around Bonaire.