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Best and Worst Fish Choices

A Guide for a Healthy Body & Planet

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3/13/2009 7:37:42 AM

LORRILIZ3's SparkPage
I agree that the list could have included more types of fish. In UK we are now finding new varieties in store. Some of these are probably not available everywhere. I've recently bought Basa and River Cobbler for the first time.We also have coley and pollock and have no idea how good or bad they are. I don't know whether I should be concerned about this.
We have no children at home now so it's probably not so important. I'd worry a lot more if I had a young family to feed.
The name' fishface' is purely a coincidence,by the way!!
3/13/2009 3:54:37 AM

ANGIENYC's SparkPage
go the the website the author lists- everyhing is explained there. The list is much more complete...
THANIA1
3/13/2009 3:21:26 AM

I find the list very incomplete, why sward fish bad?? ehat about the whiting fish, which is excelent, mackerel, and many others....??
3/13/2009 1:44:03 AM

GOOD2THEARTH's SparkPage
If you went into the full list, you would have seen tilapia was on all three list. Good, OK, and BAD.

If it is farmed raised in the US it was on the Good list

If it was farm raised in Latin America it was on the OK list

If it was raised in Asia then it was on the bad list.

It stated that Tilapia is safe to eat 4 or more times in a month by children and adults.

Hope this helps.
CHERRYCREEK01
3/13/2009 12:56:38 AM

The thing about tilapia is that it is high in Omega 6 and that is not healthy for you. It is Omega 3 that you want the most of. Also, farmed fish is certainly not as healthy to eat as is wild caught fish.
3/13/2009 12:41:00 AM

MSYATES04's SparkPage
yes I was looking for Tilapia to.
MINXXA
3/6/2009 12:27:09 PM

I think this article is great in that it makes you REALLY think about what type of fish you are eating and from where. Yes, it is brief and a lot of fishes aren't listed, however in the comments from the other Spark Readers, there is an abundance of information on websites that have further information. Visiting any one of those websites will help answer questions on fish that weren't listed in the original story. That's why I LOVE Spark!!!
2/27/2009 10:52:58 PM

NURSE19861's SparkPage
I was disappointed to see that Tilapia wasn't listed under either, good or bad. I have really developed a taste for this fish. I will be trying to look it up on one of the sites listed.
Thanks
2/2/2009 3:27:58 PM

TRAILTRODDER's SparkPage
Isn't Tilapia healthy and safe? It's a fish I eat quite often, because I was under the impression it is healthy and safe. Tasty too!
8/12/2008 11:50:36 AM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
Great article.
2/26/2008 10:14:28 PM

ROZAROONEY58's SparkPage
I eat mostly Chinook salmon,but I also like orange Roughy and was disappointed to see it on the worst list.Thanks
2/26/2008 9:04:24 PM

LILACWATERS's SparkPage
WOW ! I never knew that all the fish I like ...was on the worst list!
2/26/2008 7:04:30 PM

MIFFLIN's SparkPage
I had just been wondering about this very question and discovered this e-mail and the helpful comments with more links today. Perfect timing - thanks!
GLORIAJEAN60
2/22/2008 10:54:57 AM

We always make Alaskan Salmon our first and only choice, fresh or canned..
2/21/2008 11:56:00 AM

SPIRALWRITER's SparkPage
So many of these fish species vary greatly depending on where you live, particularly if you're buying or catching locally. I'm in a small town in the mountains in Virginia, and the only way to find out is to look it up on state websites. One stream may be fine, but another may be contaminated by mine run off, PCBs, or other industrial waste. And this list is going to change frequently! I don't eat fish myself, but if you do it's well worth the few minutes to look up current recommendations. Peace.

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