Food Safety

Fish and Mercury

Fish and shellfish can be part of healthy eating for women, children and families. Some fish contain high levels of mercury so choosing a variety of fish low in mercury is also important for good health.

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More Fish Species

Some types of fish and shellfish contain mercury and other contaminants. Mercury is a toxin that is harmful to our bodies. Here is an extended list to help you to be carefully choose fish that are lowest in mercury and best for the environment.

List of Fish Species (PDF)

The list is also available in a number of other languages.

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Last updated March 2010

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