Mycotoxins are commonly found in animal feeds, and fish feeds are no exception to this. The need to feed fish in aquaculture with compounded feeds leads to the increasing inclusion of plant-derived feed ingredients that have a higher probability of containing mycotoxins. Since fish appear to be quite sensitive to mycotoxins, further research on mycotoxin toxicity in fish is recommended. Depending on the chemical characteristics of an individual mycotoxin and the biotransformation abilities of the different fish species, certain mycotoxins can could be found in the edible parts of a fish. Thus, the consumption of fish products increases the potential risk of mycotoxin exposure for humans. This chapter reviews the risks associated with different groups of mycotoxins and makes recommendations on how to minimize these risks in the future.
Part of the book: Mycotoxins and Food Safety