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    How to Buy the Best Fish REVISED

    When a shopper goes to a fish market, it can be difficult to select quality fish. One might wonder: Which is the healthiest? Which one has the best price? Which is the freshest? Some just prefer to eat fish in a restaurant to avoid having to choose or prepare it. However, fish is a very healthy food option that can be prepared in variety of dishes.

    Fish Facts

    Fish represents 42% of seafood sales in supermarkets, with corvina, haddock, tuna, salmon, tilapia and cod being the most popular.

    The best chefs usually offer a "fish of the day," which is sometimes caught locally. Fish sold and labeled as “fresh” can be caught anywhere from one day to two weeks out of the water. Other vendors freeze it and sometimes pass it of as “fresh.”

    For superior quality, look for fish that have been frozen immediately after being caught either by using the flash freezing or FAS method. Once thawed, fish is almost indistinguishable from fresh fish, according to the United Nations and the Organization for Agriculture.

    Cultivation methods

    The USDA requires that all fish carry a label indicating whether they are wild or from a hatchery, including the country of origin.

    Fish trapped with net: these are those that are caught by hook and lines used for sport fishing, longline fishing and trolling. Fish caught on the line are generally of better quality than those caught in a net.

    Growing fish: The practice of fish farming in closed sea cages or freshwater ponds has expanded dramatically over the past 30 years, and such methods currently supply about half of our shellfish.

    Environmental problems

    Aquaculture: When fish are bred in open water cages, harmful organisms can migrate from the cages to the wild fish. Farm salmon is usually high in contaminants such as PCB. As a result, some environmental organizations place farmed salmon on their lists of fish not to buy. However, in a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, scientists estimate that out of 100,000 people who ate farm salmon twice a week for 70 years, additional PCBs could cause an additional 24 deaths from cancer, but salmon consumption would prevent at least 7,000 deaths from heart disease. In addition, farm salmon is widely available, high in Omega-3, and reasonably priced. You can reduce pollutants by removing skin and visible fat, since the contaminants are mainly found there.

    Mercury : Carnivorous fish contain higher levels of mercury, which are absorbed from their prey. Mercury interferes with the brain development of fetuses and in children. The Harvard School of Public Health recommends that women who are or may become