I would like to add some info to this thread.
I worked in the fishing industry in Alaska ,primarily the "fresh Alaskan slamon ".
Whelp, to make a long story short ,my first season i was running a ryco gutting machine,this basically guts the salmon after they get their heads off
by the heading machine.
We also had a manual section for gutting fish that we used if our machines went down or we got over loaded .
I would often notice at times these white stringy things hanging out of the salmons back ends ,of course. I was new and for some reason I assumed it
was the gutts. You see the salmon always arived dead (most of the time) we would process them if they were a certain temp "deemed safe".
Anyway one day while running my machine I looked over on the manual table and decided I was going to sling some fish gutts at my ship mate ( worked
on a processing ship) So I grabbed my knife and went to scoop this long stringy "fish gutt" up , to my surprise this thing retracted back into the
fish! it must have been about 3 feet long , I have seen them about 4 or 5 feet roughly. So instantly was curious and gutted the fish and what do you
know a whole lock of these things came out.
Later on I found out they were TAPEWORMS. It grossed me out so much.
The worse part about it. I decided to asked the quality control guy if they did anything to sanitize the fish or something . he told me all they to is
flash freez them and that it was efficient enough to kill any type of parasite. BS!
The salmon get gutted ,ran thorough salt water , put in a blast tunnel , then shipped all over the US and other places untreated .
I would say about 1 in every 5 salmon i saw out their was infected with tapewroms. And ! And! That was not the only worms i saw . I saw worms in the
row , in bloodline , in the eyes , and many differing kinds, It really grossed me out .
The cleanest salmon were the king salmon I didn't really see parasites in them to much.
So make sure you COOK ANY SALMON that comes from Alaska. I have no idea how these fish catch these parasites , my guess is from eating bugs? .
And if your wondering . NOPE i don't eat salmon anymore.
edit on 06/17/2015 by Kapusta because: (no reason given)