What is fish poisoning?
Fish poisoning is any illness caused by toxins consumed in seafood, either fish or shellfish. Some of these toxins may be found in just about any food, be it meat, fruit or vegetables. But seafood may also contain specific toxins that cause illnesses when consumed by humans. This is known as marine toxins. Many of these toxins are heat stable and cannot be destroyed during the cooking process. Therefore it can cause an illness whether the contaminated fish is eaten raw or well cooked. These toxins do not arise from the fish itself but rather from the micro-organisms that accumulate within it.