Worms in Fish
From time to time, anglers will find worms in the fish they are cleaning. Although unsightly,
these common marine parasites pose no human health threat because even if they are not
all removed when the fish is cleaned or filleted, they will be killed when the fish is cooked or
This brochure discusses the four major types of worms commonly found on or in fish,
including a brief overview of their appearance and life cycle. Also included is information on
public health precautions.
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