By Emily Main
Sometimes the easiest way to decipher seafood guidelines is in knowing what NOT to eat. A new guide ID’s the bad ones.
Know which fish to avoid, so you can reel in the healthiest choices fish at the supermarket. And be sure to avoid imported shrimp!
Yes fish, no fish, red fish…OK fish? Sometimes deciphering all the seafood recommendations out there can feel a bit like the old Dr. Seuss tale. But the nonprofit Food and Water Watch has just released a seafood guide that it hopes will make it a little easier.
“When people find out we work on seafood, the consistent question we get is, What should I eat?” says Marianne Cufone, director of the Fish Program at Food and Water Watch, and one of the researchers of the group’s new guide. “Some people choose certain fish because they’re more nutritious, others because they have a specific cultural meaning. It’s really hard to tell someone what they should or should not eat.” So the group compiled a list of the good, the bad, and the absolute worst fish, based on a wider variety of criteria than some of the other seafood lists out there.
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