As I go spearfishing a lot, I have always lots of fish at home.

After testing a variety of recipes, I was thinking of trying some sushi variations (sashimi, maki, uramaki, nigiri, tempura rolls).

However, thinking in terms of safety, how does one know if one can eat saltwater fish raw?
Also, what are some methods to make it safer?

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Because you know you have previously frozen the fish.

A lot of shop bought "fresh" fish is likely to have been frozen and defrosted, before sale. Often there is legislation about freezing fish if it is to be eaten raw.

Note that home freezers may not be as effective as commercial freezers and blast freezers so you may need to keep the fish frozen for a few days and it may help if it is sliced thinly so that it cools faster.

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    The alternative is weeks, maybe months, of training in spotting parasite infections in fish, so I'd go with John's advice.
    – FuzzyChef
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 4:47

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