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Check This Sustainable Seafood List Before You Eat That Tuna Sandwich

The Super Green List

1. Albacore tuna, troll- or pole-caught, from the U.S. or British Columbia
2. Mussels, farmed
3. Oysters, farmed
4. Pacific sardines, wild-caught
5. Pink shrimp, wild-caught, from Oregon
6. Rainbow Trout, farmed
7. Salmon, wild-caught from Alaska
8. Spot prawns, wild-caught from British Columbia

Of all of these fishes on the list, I probably eat the most salmon and tuna the most. So I did a little more research on what types of canned tuna would fit the list. (Thankfully, my Costco carries wild salmon from Alaska). Turns out Wild Planet, which uses smaller Pacific Northwest tuna, is a pretty good option. Wild Planet’s tuna has half as much mercury as other larger brands, and it tastes dang good, too.

Do you watch what kind of fish you eat? Are you particular about what brand you buy or where the fish comes from? Let’s get this fishy discussion going! —Jenn

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  1. Marie Kiser says:

    I, too, found Wild Planet and thought it was great – caught in US waters. Then I read the fine print – it is processed overseas. Not a good thing for me. So I buy wild caught Alaskan salmon & tuna. Takes longer than opening a can but it makes me feel better. Thanks for your article.