Why Sailors Starved Rather Than Eat Fish

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No matter how hungry they got during their long voyages, sailors would never eat fish. During the exploration era, Antonio Pigafetta mentioned in his logbook that his ship’s crew caught an unbelievable amount of fish, but they didn’t eat any of them. Of course, sailors thought that only poisonous fish were dangerous. But even a well-cooked tuna could be poisonous, and they had to learn it the hard way. What other interesting rules did the sailors of the past have?