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Best and Worst Fish Choices

A Guide for a Healthy Body & Planet


2/19/2008 11:19:48 AM

Here is a wallet card about mercury in fish, and what is safe to eat. I hope this is helpful. :)
2/19/2008 11:15:47 AM

This is a wallet card you can print showing the best fish from an environmental perspective.

Tilapia is recommended. The farming is ok for the environment and it's ok on mercury also. If I can find a wallet card on mercury I will add it here also.
2/19/2008 10:24:21 AM

MSTEE7's SparkPage
This article is not very helpful. There are so many fish out there that are not on this list. I guess I will have to research the fish that I eat to see how safe they are for my body and the environment.
2/19/2008 10:17:32 AM

There's a more comprehensive list here:

I don't know that they are rating these on health content as much as on environmental impact.
2/19/2008 10:16:56 AM

If you go to the oceans link provided they give you all the info you are requesting. There is even a pocket guide you can print out.
2/19/2008 10:16:01 AM

I'm a little frustrated with this article too. It says that the fish are not listed in any particular order. I like Tilapia and a lot of other fresh water fish like Walleye, Crappie, Sunfish...all these we can go and catch somewhere near our home. I also buy tuna a lot for a good lunch meal. We don't have a lot of money to spend on the more expensive fish and I thought getting some fish in your diet is better than none. I'm now starting to rethink my tuna fish sandwich for today.
2/19/2008 10:03:36 AM

What about tilapia and Pacific salmon?

This list is frustrating in that it lists fish we don't have in our region and does NOT list fish that we do have.
2/19/2008 10:02:51 AM

MOIRA222's SparkPage
What about tilapia?
2/19/2008 9:52:54 AM

SBIRD4's SparkPage
Yes, very curious about halibut! Somebody tell me where it falls on the list - it's my fave!
2/19/2008 9:42:09 AM

I'm in the deep south and we don't have some of these varieties, so what about tilapia, catfish, and other types of tuna??
2/19/2008 9:34:02 AM

What about Redfish and speckled and white trout?
2/19/2008 9:07:13 AM

What about halibut?

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