8 Fish You Can Eat Regularly And 8 You Should Avoid

Atlantic Mackerel - Affordable and rich in omega-3s, Atlantic mackerel is a versatile fish perfect for sandwiches or salads. Prices range from $5 frozen to $25 fresh.

Bluefish - High in mercury and prone to spoilage, bluefish is unsustainable and best reserved for rare occasions. Prices range from $12 to $30 per pound.

Canned Light Tuna - Budget-friendly and nutritious, canned light tuna is a great source of protein and omega-3s. Prices start as low as $1 or less per can.

Bigeye Tuna - With high mercury levels and vulnerable populations, bigeye tuna should be consumed sparingly. Prices vary widely from $40 to $200 per pound.

Freshwater Bass - Abundant and high in omega-3s, freshwater bass is a tasty and nutritious choice for anglers. Consumption should be limited to six servings per month.

Saltwater Bass - Prone to overfishing and high in mercury, saltwater bass should be consumed with caution. Prices vary, with Chilean sea bass costing upwards of $30 per pound.

Catfish - Affordable and nutrient-rich, catfish is a healthy option with a mild, sweet flavor. Prices range from $1 to $2 per pound.

Monkfish - Long lifespan leads to higher mercury levels, making monkfish best avoided. Prices vary from $7 to $20 per pound.

Wild-Caught Salmon - Pricier but lower in carcinogens, wild-caught salmon is a healthier option than farmed. Prices range from $13 to $100 per pound.

Farmed Salmon - Higher in fat and lower in nutrients, farmed salmon poses environmental concerns. Prices are lower, around $6 to $7 per pound.