Guidance on wild salmon and the Anisakis parasite
Thursday 27 September 2007
Parasites in fish, particularly Anisakis, can, if eaten alive, cause serious health problems. Therefore, the Agency has issued new guidance for anglers and netsmen, who may want to eat their own catch, or supply small quantities to individuals or local food businesses.
This guidance has been issued because of an increased prevalence of wild salmon in UK rivers infected with the parasite.