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What Fish to Enjoy Safely

* Fish in Trouble! These fish are perilously low in numbers or are caught using environmentally destructive methods.
** Farmed Salmon may contain PCB's, chemicals with serious long-term health effects.

 

Mackerel (King)

Marlin*

Orange Roughy*

Shark*

Swordfish*

Tilefish*

Tuna (Bigeye, Ahi)*



 

Bluefish

Grouper*

Mackerel (Spanish, Gulf)

Sea Bass (Chilean)*

Tuna (Canned Albacore)

Tuna (Yellowfin)*



 

Bass (Striped, Black)

Carp

Cod (Alaskan)*

Croaker (White Pacific)

Halibut (Atlantic)*

Halibut (Pacific)

Jacksmelt (Silverside)

Lobster

Mahi Mahi

Monkfish*

Perch (Freshwater)

Sablefish

Skate*

Snapper*

Tuna (Canned chunk light)

Tuna (Skipjack)*

Weakfish (Sea Trout)



 

Anchovies

Butterfish

Catfish

Clam

Crab (Domestic)

Crawfish/Crayfish

Croaker (Atlantic)

Flounder*

Haddock (Atlantic)*

Hake

Herring

Mackerel (N. Atlantic, Chub)

Mullet

Oyster

Perch (Ocean)

Plaice

Pollock

Salmon (Canned)**

Salmon (Fresh)**

Sardine

Scallop*

Shad (American)

Shrimp*

Sole (Pacific)

Squid (Calamari)

Tilapia

Trout (Freshwater)

Whitefish

Whiting



Sources for NRDC's guide: The data for this guide to mercury in fish comes from two federal agencies: the Food and Drug Administration, which tests fish for mercury, and the Environmental Protection Agency, which determines mercury levels that it considers safe for women of childbearing age. Learn More




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