The contradictions keep coming in. On the one hand, virtually every health expert advises us to eat fish. On the other hand, some fish contains mercury and should be avoided. On another … ahh, foot! …. the oceans are over-fished and it has been predicted that fishing stocks will collapse within our lifetimes. How many limbs do we need to catch all this confusing information?
There is an easy answer. If you are concerned about getting enough fish without exposing your family to dangerous heavy metals or contributing to the depletion of fish populations, check in with the fish guide at EnvironmentalDefense.org. Print it out and keep it in your wallet, and you can always be apprised of the best, healthiest and most ocean-friendly fish choices.