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I've research and copied the best fish with regards to Mercury content..hope it helps everyone:
you have all helped me so much
Ken and Wilbur


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Before heading out to buy fish or shellfish for yourself or your animal, use this guide to find out which species contain the least mercury. The data was compiled by the FDA, which tests fish for mercury, and the EPA, which determines the mercury levels considered safe for women of childbearing age. Fish marked with an asterisk are those whose populations have been depleted due to over-fishing, or are caught using methods that impact on other ocean life and habitats.

Highest mercury
(more than 0.55 parts/million)

• King mackerel
• Shark*
• Swordfish
• Tilefish*
• Orange roughy*
• Marlin*
• Grouper*


High mercury
(0.26-0.55 parts/million)

• American/Maine lobster
• Bluefish
• Sea trout
• Bluefin and Ahi tuna (fresh)
• Tuna (canned, white Albacore)
• Halibut
• Croaker
• Saltwater bass*



Lower mercury
(0.12-0.25 parts/million)

• Tuna (fresh Pacific Albacore)
• Tuna
(canned, chunk light)
• Cod*
• Skate
• Freshwater perch
• Monkfish*
• Snow crab
• Herring
• Blue crab
• Snapper*
• Dungeness crab
• Mahi Mahi



Lowest mercury
(less than 0.12 parts/million)

• Freshwater trout
• Sturgeon (farmed)
• Sardines
• Oysters
• Tilapia
• Clams
• Shrimp
• Salmon
• Crawfish
• Crayfish
• Sole
• Shad
• Spiny lobster
• Rock lobster
• Herring
• Hake
• Haddock*
• Flounder*
• Scallops
• Ocean perch
• Whitefish
• Catfish
• Pollock
• King crab*
• Caviar (farmed)
• Calamari/squid
• Butterfish
• Anchovies
For more information, visit NRDC: Mercury Contamination in Fish - Consumer Guide to Mercury in Fish
 
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