Accession Number : ADA253861


Title :   Proceedings of the International Conference on Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (3rd), Held in La Parguera, Puerto Rico on April 30-May 5, 1990.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 89-30 Nov 90,


Corporate Author : PUERTO RICO UNIV MAYAGUEZ DEPT OF MARINE SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Tosteson, Thomas R


Report Date : May 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 201


Abstract : Ciguatera fish poisoning is a human health problem that affects all persons living in tropical seas for whom marine fish represent a significant source of food. Ciguatera traditionally was limited to tropical regions, however, modern improvements in refrigeration and transport have augmented commercialization of tropical reef fishes and increased the frequency of this type of fish poisoning in temperate portions of the earth. Since the early reports of this poisoning in the tropical Pacific in the 17th century, ciguatera has come to have an impact of global proportions. A broad and detailed treatment of the present status of research on ciguatera fish poisoning is given in this volume in 18 papers presented at the Third International Conference on Ciguatera Fish Poisoning held in La Parguera, Puerto Rico, April 30 through May 5,1990. Ciguatera Fish Poisoning, Conference, Poison, Dinoflagellate Toxins.


Descriptors :   *TOXINS AND ANTITOXINS , *FISHES , *DINOFLAGELLATA , FREQUENCY , GLOBAL , IMPACT , HUMANS , HEALTH , PUERTO RICO , REEFS , TRANSPORT , POISONING , TROPICAL REGIONS , OCEANS , FOOD , POISONS


Subject Categories : Ecology
      Toxicology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE