Results of a study on parasites in fish supports a change to European regulation, according to researchers.
Their work found a low risk of Anisakis larvae infection in fish products from European mariculture activities. Mariculture, a type of aquaculture, involves food production for human consumption in marine environments.
The increasing demand for raw or undercooked fish products, supplied by aquaculture and fisheries, raises concerns about the risk of zoonotic fish parasites, according to the study’s authors. Anisakiasis, which is caused by nematode larvae belonging to Anisakis genus in the marine environment, is considered the main threat to human health.