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New facts about fish

What’s safest for our oceans — and for you, when it comes to mercury and PCBs:

Best for you and the environment:

  • Catfish (U.S.)
  • Arctic char
  • Halibut (Pacific)
  • Wild Alaskan salmon
  • Soft-shell clams, mussels, oysters,shrimp, and bay scallops (farmed)
  • Tilapia(U.S.)
  • Albacore (U.S. or Canadian) and yellowfin tuna (U.S. Atlantic troll/pole caught)
  • Striped bass(farmed)
  • Rainbow trout (farmed)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Mahi mahi (U.S. troll/pole caught)
  • Dungeness or stone crab

Worst for you and the environment:

  • Chilean sea bass
  • Flounder (Atlantic)
  • Grouper
  • Red snapper
  • Cod (Atlantic)
  • Monk fish
  • Halibut (Atlantic)
  • Swordfish (imported)
  • Salmon (farmed or Atlantic)
  • Mahi mahi (imported)
  • Shrimp (imported)
  • Blue fin tuna or big eye/yellowfin (imported longline)

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Reprinted with Permission of Hearst Communications, Inc. Originally Published: New Facts About Fish


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