Something Fishy This Way Comes
PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS ASKING me my opinion on the best protein sources for maintaining one’s lean body mass (LBM). You can get protein from many different sources — meat, soy, eggs, whey — and fish. Recently, fish has been in the news as targets of the sushi industry have taken aim at the fish’s (sometimes) high levels of mercury. A couple of things to keep in mind when you’re dining out or choosing fish. Ask yourself: where’s the seafood from? Is it imported or fresh from here in the U.S.? Was it caught in the wild, or farmed. You can learn more by visiting seafoodwatch.org
When it comes to eating fish in the United States, here are my “BEST CHOICES” followed by the fish to “AVOID” altogether.
These are your best seafood choices in the United States. These fish are abundant, well managed and caught or farmed in environmentally friendly ways.
Clams, Mussels, Oysters (farmed)
Crab (Dungeness or Snow)
Lobster (Spiny – U.S.)
Pollock (wild-caught from AK)
Salmon (wild-caught from AK)
Shrimp (preferably from Oregon)
Tuna (Alcabore, Bigeye, Yellowfin)
These are fish to avoid, at least right now. They come from overfished sources and/or are caught or farmed in ways that harm other marine life and the environment
King Crab (imported)
Salmon (all farmed Salmon, including Atlantic)