Find out which types of seafood are healthiest and which are likely to contain harmful pollutants. Traffic light eating nautical style!
Green-Light Fish (Enjoy without worry):
- Salmon, wild Alaskan (canned or fresh)
- Arctic Char
- Tuna, Alaskan
- Tuna, canned light
- Catfish (U.S.)
- Rainbow Trout
- Shrimp (Pacific)
- Sablefish, Alaskan
- Halibut, Alaskan
Yellow-Light Fish (Eat less of)*:
* The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends limiting these fish to no more than 12 ounces a week.
- Salmon, Atlantic
- Tuna, albacore
- Halibut, Atlantic
- Orange roughy
- Sea bass
- Shrimp, Atlantic
Red-Light Fish (Do not eat!)**:
** Large, predatory fish are more likely to be contaminated.
- King Mackerel
(For the most current recommendation on which fish are the most risky see www.epa.gov/mercury/advisories.htm).
For a great selection of healthy fish, the Sears family recommends Vital Choice Seafood.