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ciguatera in BVI? #123456
03/08/2017 04:07 PM
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Does anyone know if there has been any trouble with this recently in BVI?
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Re: ciguatera in BVI? [Re: snorklerr] #123457
03/08/2017 06:56 PM
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I haven't heard anything lately, that said if you just follow the many guidelines you can find online like the type of fish and size of the different types of fish you will be OK.


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Re: ciguatera in BVI? [Re: captmoby] #123458
03/09/2017 07:25 AM
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Ciguatera occurs throughout the islands, but mostly in all the islands north of Guadeloupe, including the BVI's. For the islands south of Guadeloupe most fish are considered safe to eat.

Barracuda are to be avoided everywhere, even though the locals can eat them without problems.

Re: ciguatera in BVI? [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #123459
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Maria_and_Steve said:
Ciguatera occurs throughout the islands, but mostly in all the islands north of Guadeloupe, including the BVI's. For the islands south of Guadeloupe most fish are considered safe to eat.

Barracuda are to be avoided everywhere, even though the locals can eat them without problems.


We were on Barbuda in January and after several days, gave into the temptation to eat barracuda. The locals insisted it was safe as they only eat the ones caught well off-shore.

My husband and I thought it was delicious (it was on the menu almost every day) but I didn't allow my son to eat it. I was just paranoid enough to avoid exposing him to any potential issues.

So far, so good........

Re: ciguatera in BVI? [Re: Cleobeach] #123460
03/09/2017 02:48 PM
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now - or when ?
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I feel the need to weigh in here....

More than a decade on-island....
NEVER heard mention of anyone falling victim

I know, full well, the issue
And - in other places (ie/ countries)- have steered clear of my own "catch"

But - have no reason to have concern on Tortola


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