Police Media Spokesperson says that a woman (27) has died and her mother hospitalised after consuming toxic fish in the area of Kaludaweli, Kaluwanchikudy. According to the Spokesperson, Fishermen have asked her not to consume those fish. Despite fishermen warnings she has reportedly brought those fish to her home and cooked. According to the police, mother’s condition is critical.

Certain fish—groupers, barracudas, moray eel, sturgeon, sea bass, red snapper, amberjack, mackerel, parrot fish, surgeonfish, and triggerfish—can cause ciguatera fish poisoning. The CDC recommends never eating moray eel or barracuda. Other types of fish that may contain the toxin at unpredictable times include sea bass and a wide range of tropical reef and warm-water fish. Fish containing these toxins do not look, smell, or taste bad. Cooking, marinating, freezing, or stewing does not destroy the toxin. (The Johns Hopkins University)