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Old 04-22-2019, 09:28 AM   #1
mikido
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Carribean Ciguatera

In Guadeloupe, shot a ~3' barracuda and a few yellow/blue jacks. The locals claim the 'cuda to be ok, but the yellow jacks to be poisonous....

Anybody have any knowledge on the subject?
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Old 04-24-2019, 12:54 AM   #2
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Re: Carribean Ciguatera

Used to spear in St. John USVI and had the same problem. Locals claimed that predatory fish have higher levels of ciguatera, aka bigger the fish = more ciguatera. They also mentioned that it is mainly found in reef fish. Also heard some horror stories of locals ingesting ciguatera and it seems to be a brutal experience.

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