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Mercury Contents of Seafood

Jul22nd 2018

Low Mercury (Recommended) 

  • Anchovy 
  • Butterfish 
  • Catfish 
  • Clam 
  • Crab (domestic)
  • Crawfish 
  • Croaker (Atlantic)
  • Flounder 
  • Haddock (Atlantic) 
  • Hake 
  • Herring
  • Jacksmelt (Silverside)
  • Mackerel (North Atlantic, chub)
  • Mullet 
  • Oyster 
  • Plaice 
  • Pollock 
  • Salmon (canned)
  • Salmon (wild)
  • Sardine 
  • Scallop
  • Shrimp 
  • Sole (Pacific)
  • Squid (calamari)
  • Tilapia (not farmed; hard to find)
  • Trout (freshwater)
  • Whitefish 
  • Whiting 

Moderate (Consume Moderately)

  • Bass (saltwater, striped, black)
  • Buffalo fish 
  • Carp 
  • Cod (Alaskan)
  • Lobster 
  • Mahi mahi 
  • Monkfish 
  • Perch (freshwater)
  • Sheepshead 
  • Skate 
  • Snapper 
  • Tilefish (Atlantic)
  • Tuna (canned chunk light, skipjack)

High Mercury (Avoid) 

  • Croaker (white Pacific)
  • Halibut (Atlantic, Pacific)
  • Mackerel (Spanish, Gulf)
  • Perch (ocean)
  • Sabelfish 
  • Sea bass (Chilean)
  • Tuna (albacore, yellowfin)

Highest Mercury (Never Eat)

  • Bluefish 
  • Grouper 
  • Mackerel (king) 
  • Marlin  
  • Orange roughy 
  • Shark 
  • Swordfish 
  • Tuna (bigeye, ahi)

 

Information from Fat for Fuel, by Dr. Mercola