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May 23rd, 2022 - Eating Fish Safely

Eating fish is a great source of many nutrients, including essential omega-3 fatty acids, and fish consumption is considered to be one of the most heart-healthy foods, helping to lower your risk of stroke and heart attacks. However, nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury. Mercury is found naturally in the environment, and human activity can increase the amount of mercury in soil and water. Fish absorb mercury, and then your body absorbs mercury when you eat the fish. For most people, the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish is not a health concern, but it is prudent to keep in mind fish consumption guidelines. 1 serving= 75g (or 2 ½ ounces cooked fish) or 125mL (or ½ cup cooked fish). Reference: NB Fishing Regulations 2022.


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