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6 of the healthiest fish to eat (and 6 to avoid)

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., February 22, 2012 - 1:02pm

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Brierley asks: Which fish on these lists do you eat or avoid?


No Anchovies in good list??


08/12/2015 - 1:48pm

I eat crab,mussels,fish (red snapper,salmon,tilapia) shrimp,clams but sea food everyday & I think I'm ok??


08/09/2015 - 5:35pm

For starters, I avoid ALL "farmed" fish. If I cannot find a certain fish that is not "farmed" or not from a bad country of origin, I just find another meal to make. I'm a little surprised Mahi-Mahi is not on the list and that farm raised Salmon IS on the list..... Mahi-Mahi is considered a protein food by the USDA and has several B vitamins as well. I found this article to raise more questions than it answered imo.... To me, the list just felt like it was "made up" in a way to try to support fish farms.... Blah, I guess the "good for you AND good for environment" part allows them to use their own judgement to decide what they think is the top 6 best and worst fish to eat with respect to health benefits.... err... environmental benefits.


07/01/2015 - 1:29pm

Number 1, Farmed Catfish
Number 2. Albacore
Number 3. Cod, Pacific
Number 4 Mahi Mahi
Number 5 Yellow Tail Tuna wild caught
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06/27/2015 - 4:16pm

salmon wild


06/23/2015 - 10:32am



06/20/2015 - 3:56am

I advocate for humane treatment of any animal...for that reason I do not eat any fish that is not wild caught. The conditions that fish are farmed in is highly stressful and inhumane.


06/04/2015 - 2:10pm

I eat a lot of wild salmon


05/24/2015 - 4:57pm

What is Pollock fish?


03/13/2015 - 10:24am

eat coho salmon


02/19/2015 - 4:49pm

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