Although sometimes labeled as 'sustainably harvested' don't be fooled, none of these fisheries are certified.
The fish also contains high level of mercury.
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The population has dramatically declined and is not sustainable for long-term fishing.
People find rat hair and dead bugs mixed in with the shrimp, and some has even tested positive for E.coli.
The farmers must then use antibiotics to treat them, which means with every bite you take, you also get a helping of antibiotics.
Farming salmon also causes ocean pollution.
Most catfish comes from Vietnam where these antibiotics are not illegal, and farmers use them to fight poor living conditions.
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Greenpeace thinks the fish will eventually become extinct for this reason. If this is not enough to convince you, note that it is high in mercury.
The sharks eat smaller predators that prey on scallops and other types of edible fish, but the numbers will decline if the number of sharks in the ocean do, too.
Sort of like food poisoning, eating the fish can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, but it can become more dangerous and lead to neurological problems.
Unfortunately, the toxin that causes the poisoning is hard to detect.
People are overfishing beluga sturgeons in order to sell the product, and dams pollute the water where the fish live.
It takes a long time for these fish to reach the right age to produce caviar, so killing off much of the population will soon make this expensive delicacy even rarer than it already is.
You can still eat Pacific cod with your fish'n'chips, as the market for this cod is strong and healthy.
Source Article: http://www.answers.com/article/1214402/7-fish-that-you-should-probably-stop-eating?param4=ysa-us-de-health
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