Does anyone know where to get the most recent info on safe fish to eat? Not just mercury ratings, but overall contamination. I'm completely stumped anymore about what to buy. The only one I know for sure that is safe and eco-friendly is U.S. farmed trout, which I can't get where I live!
I've been researching this issue for my 1 year old twins, and I have to say that is not the best list I've seen with regard to the salmon issue.
My understanding is that there is a lot of concern that it may difficult to determine whether wild-caught salmon is actually "wild caught", that there is a fair amount of semi-wild salmon out there (started out in pens and ingested the greater amounts of PCBs and dioxins when young, then released and wild caught). I also understand that not all wild-caught Alaskan salmon is recommended -- for example, some lists I've looked at do not recomend sockeye, even when wild-caught.
Right now, I would love to give my girls fish, but I have stopped doing so because I can't seem to be confident in what I'm giving them...
I'd love any further advice from someone in the know on this topic too!
I'm curious what info says that Alaska salmon is not OK? Here in Alaska, all the info I've seen says that wild salmon is just fine, and many folks (us included) eat sockeye and other types of salmon many times per week. Salmon is a short-lived fish, which is part of why wild salmon does not generally accumulate mercury or other contaminants in significant amounts. Among salmon, the shortest lived and least contaminated fish you can possibly find is pink salmon. Usually you can find wild Alaska pink salmon canned (also cheaper than other kinds), and can use it the same way you would canned tuna (in sandwiches, etc...)