I caught this fish I think its a barracuda.

I caught this fish I think its a barracuda. But when I got home to cook it, I noticed these disgusting worms in its flesh. I felt nauseous and threw it out. I didn't even want to cook it for my cat. Then my friend said "all fish have worms."

Is that true? Or was I right to throw it out?

I know nothing about fishing or fish btw. The last fish I caught and ate was a stingray and it didn't have worms.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Asian? Only Asians go around cooking everything they catch. Mexicans will eat fish that’s illegal (too small to keep) and trophy fish and blacks will eat carp and gasper (drum), but only Asians will take home and fry up or grill every trash fish they yank from the water

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >racist

      you must be 18 to post here

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I’m almost 40 own a boat and have blacks browns and Asians beg me to give them garbage fish I would just throw back normally it isn’t racist if it’s a real life observation

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          its true kek i see asiatics harvesting fricking welks at low tide

          t. Floridian

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Turning off pattern recognition because of a silly word.
        Anon, please don't ever reproduce.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        dude it's fricking true, you'll see chinese dudes in nyc on the east river side of lower manhattan catch a fish and immediately put it in a bucket of ice
        That water is insanely polluted and those are absolute NOT safe to eat. No other race does this shit regularly and I only hope they're not trying to pass off that trash fish as something in a restaurant.

        I’m almost 40 own a boat and have blacks browns and Asians beg me to give them garbage fish I would just throw back normally it isn’t racist if it’s a real life observation

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Black person

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Incredibly accurate. I live in a big city with a horribly polluted river running through it and the only people who eat the fish they catch are Asians and Mexicans. The Asians also forage for vegetables on the river bank and I've seen them raiding duck and goose nests for eggs.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a white guy from New Zealand.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, our barracuda in NZ have parasites. They're annoyingly bony as well. Not worth keeping, which is annoying, because they'll take basically any bait or lure

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I had this notion growing up that barracuda were poisonous and you couldn't eat them (I'm from Florida)
          Apparently there's a toxin that bioaccumulates in them, but it also does in grouper and snapper and I've eaten those and been absolutely fine
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciguatoxin

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          OK thanks. Next time I'll just put him back. I'm a totally novice fisherman (just off rocks) and I found the most annoying fish is the small dogfish. It's like a little shark. They always eat my bait and are very fiesty. I caught a big one 2 weeks ago and decided to try eating it and it wasn't very good. Not inedible but I wouldn't do it again.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your friend is a moron. Don't eat fish worms.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why? Even if some survive cooking, the worms evolved to live in maritime life not mammals.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They can still make you sick, you just aren't a suitable long-term host to live in or reproduce through.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A 2019 study on the prevalence of worms in Australian fish available for sale at Sydney Fish Market:
    Three species of fish, including the Australian pilchard, Australian anchovy, and eastern school whiting, were purchased and examined for the presence of nematode parasites (worms).
    All Australian pilchards examined in this study were infected (100%; n=19), followed by the eastern school whiting (70%; n=20) and Australian anchovy (56%; n=70).
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168160518306846

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The ocean is fricked up. Even the parasites have parasites

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are Boops Boops any good?

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes pretty much all wild animals will have parasites. How dangerous that is depends on the animal and the parasite. I think omnivore/carnivores are typically riskier.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes its very common, hence why you cook anything you catch thoroughly, and why everyone is so autistic about it, its to kill whatever parasites there are.
    Some fish might just have too many or be more infested than others though, so at that point its you using your judgement, but even the ones that "dont" have worms, have worms, just small ones or at least other types of harmful parasites that you dont see. Like, you can hunt a deer and it can be that it was on the terminal end of a deadly parasite/worm infestation and you wouldnt eat it either.

    The issue when a wild animal is super infested is that they tend to be sick with something and already on their way out, which makes them extra vulnerable to a bigger infestation.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's a Barracouta

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thread theme

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. That's a lizardfish.
    2. Your friend is right. Pretty much all wild* fish, fresh or salt water, will have some type of parasite. The majority of salt water parasites are harmless to humans but there are still some nasty ones. That's why food safety and thorough temp monitoring is stressed so highly for fish compared to other meats.
    *Farm raised fish are typically dosed with various chemicals to rid them of parasites, trading one potential problem for another.

    As long as you correctly handle and cook your meat you really shouldn't worry about parasites. It's the most common mode of life on Earth and literally every animal has its own special fren, even parasites themselves. A relatively miniscule number can even survive in a host that they didn't evolve to relate with.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    that does not look like a cuda to me but it does look ugly and pretty similar, would not eat

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are different types of worms that can be found in fish. Most of them are completely harmless when the fish is cooked and only pose a risk when fish is eaten raw.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      All of them are harmless when the fish is cooked properly and the parasite is dead

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That poor fish was incredibly sick, look at its skin and the color is off too. Good on you for not eating it and good on you for freeing this tortured fish of its plight

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just take albendazole preventively every 3 months and you will be fine even if you ate some alive worm eggs.
    t. I had worms

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    everything from the ocean is filled with parasites. they are basically swimming in parasite eggs.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    We really out here just eating any old random animal now?

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