Monterey Bay Aquarium has a great comprehensive list of which fish are sustainable and which we should avoid eating due to over fishing. If you are ever on the central coast of California, you must visit the Monterey Aquarium, it is just spectacular with the largest amount of marine life displayed in the country. For an additional fee, you can also go scuba diving. Worth the trip!
For more information and to download a guide for fish in your state, visit their website… http://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood-recommendations/consumer-guides
Mercury levels in fish and seafood is something that should not be ignored. Mercury is a heavy metal that binds onto fat in our body, our brain is primarily fat, which is why mercury is a proven neuro-toxin that impairs the brain. Those pregnant, nursing, and children, especially should avoid high mercury fish.
Some safe fish are wild alaskan king salmon, wild hake, wild shrimp, sardines, and clams. Wild is always best, farm raised most likely will have pesticides if not mercury. High mercury fish to avoid are shark, tilefish, orange roughy, mackerel, swordfish, bigeye and ahi tuna.
For more information: http://www.nrdc.org/health/effects/mercury/guide.asp
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