Cyanide

Published by: AG

Date: 05 November, 2020

A banned fishing method, though nevertheless still used due to lack of enforcement. This involves spraying a sodium cyanide mixture into the water to stun the fish, and used in the collection of fish for the aquarium and live reef fish trade. This practice not only results in higher mortality of the target species, it also damages other marine organisms, including corals. It is not known if there is any human health impact from eating fish that has been caught with cyanide and this is something that needs to be examined.