Fish Safety – Which ones are safe to eat and which are unsafe?

The Safe

Abalone – U.S. farmed, Anchovies, Arctic char – U.S. and Canadian farmed, Catfish – U.S. farmed, Caviar – U.S. farmed paddlefish & sturgeon eggs, Clams – butter, geoducks, hard, littlenecks, Manila, Crab – Dungeness, snow from Canada, stone, Crawfish – U.S., Halibut – from Alaska, Herring – Atlantic sea herring, Mackerel – Atlantic, Mahimahi/dolphinfish – U.S., from the Atlantic, Mussels – farmed blue, New Zealand green, Oysters – farmed Eastern, European, Pacific, Sablefish/black cod – from Alaska, Salmon – wild from Alaska: chinook, chum, coho, pink, sockeye, Sardines, Scallops – farmed bay, Shrimp – Northern from Newfoundland, U.S. farmed, Spot prawns, Striped bass  – farmed, Sturgeon – farmed, Tilapia – U.S. 

The Bad

Caviar – wild sturgeon, Chilean seabass/toothfish – mercury, Cod – Atlantic, Grouper, Halibut – Atlantic, Marlin, Monkfish/goosefish, Orange roughy, Rockfish – Pacific (rock cod/boccacio), Salmon – farmed or Atlantic, Shark, Shrimp/prawns – imported, Skate, Snapper, Sturgeon – wild, Swordfish – imported, Tilefish, Tuna – bluefin

1 thought on “Fish Safety – Which ones are safe to eat and which are unsafe?

  1. coasthike babe

    where do you get your info about safe fish to eat?
    Is it safe for me to eat canned herring and or mackerel 2-3x per week? Why isn’t Atlantic Salmon on the safe list? Thanks

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