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Is cod generally a "safe" fish to consume?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 23, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I'm in college and usually I (try to) avoid dining hall meat, but tonight they're serving plain cod cooked with butter and lemon juice. Do I need to worry about how the fish was sourced (more from a health standpoint than an ecological standpoint, which I know is a whole other story)? Does it have the same issues as wild-caught v. farmed salmon, or is cod generally safe? I can't seem to find any specific info on the web.

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on October 23, 2012
at 09:34 PM

With cod it does matter how they're caught, with trawl methods being bad and other methods being good. My go-to site for seafood is the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.

Here's the page for cod.

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on October 23, 2012
at 09:26 PM

I could speculate about how they cook it, etc., but I'd only be guessing.

As a better answer for you, here's a post by Mark Sisson where he discusses cod:

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/grocery-store-seafood-what-to-eat-and-what-to-avoid/#axzz2A9xvQS49

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