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Is it safe to eat fish with small black, yellow, or white bumps or worms in them?

Black spot and yellow grub are the fish parasites people most commonly encounter.

While sunfish and minnow species are most commonly affected; most other fish, such as channel catfish, will have at least a few parasites.  Most fish diseases and parasites are specifically found in fishes and are not harmful to man, especially if the fish is properly cooked before being eaten.  For additional information, click here.