Ciguatera fish poisoning

Ciguatera poisoning

Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) is the most common reported illness caused by marine biotoxin in food.  It is caused by eating fish that have  accumulated ciguatoxins (CTXs) due to feeding on toxic microalgae (Gambierdiscus spp. and Fukuyoa spp.) Traditional endemic regions for ciguatoxic fish include areas in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific and Indian Oceans, but autochthonous outbreaks have also been reported in Europe (the Canary Islands and Madeira). Read the factsheet on Ciguatera fish poisoning