contaminated fish - Environmental Defense Fund

pink/sockeye salmon, sardines, scallops, shrimp (Canada/U.S.), squid, tilapia (Latin America/U.S.). For more information visit EDF.org/seafood. 2. 2.
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CONTAMINATED FISH HOW MANY MEALS ARE SAFE PER MONTH? 3

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The ecological concerns with how these fish are caught or farmed are:

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Considerable Fish is generally healthy to eat, but you should eat some types infrequently, if at all. This chart lists the most contaminated fish, and how much can safely be eaten each month (assuming no other contaminated fish is consumed). The advice is based on guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency and the latest mercury and PCB data. See the green sections below for safer seafood options.

• Alewife and shad• Bluefish• Sturgeon (wild)• Weakfish• Bluefin tuna• King mackerel• Marlin• Swordfish• Shark• Croaker•



Striped bass (wild)

• Salmon (wild-Washington)• Opah/moonfish• Atlantic or farmed salmon• Bigeye tuna• Orange roughy• Spotted seatrout• Spanish mackerel• Pacific rockfish• Blue crab• Chilean seabass• Lingcod• Wahoo• Grouper• Eastern/American oyster (wild)• Albacore tuna (canned white)• Yellowfin tuna• Tilefish• Halibut• Sablefish• Mahimahi/dolphinfish• Snapper• Summer and winter flounder

Rainbow trout (farmed) English sole



Albacore tuna (Canada/U.S.) Monkfish





Skate

Tuna (canned light)



Black seabass

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Salmon (wild-Alaska)



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