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Mercury-Free Sablefish

Many seafood consumers are concerned with the amount of mercury found in their dinners. This problem has grown to a point where it is recommended to limit the amount of fish a person should consume. For example, it is suggested that an individual only consume 4 ounces of tuna per week to limit mercury exposure. Wild seafood obtains elevated levels of mercury through a process called bioaccumulation. Mercury is inputted in the oceans via pollution. Low food chain organisms, such as plankton, absorb  the mercury. Small fish then consume the mercury-laden plankton introducing mercury to the small fish. The smaller fish are then consumed by fish that are popularly consumed by humans, such as tuna. With each step up in the food chain, the mercury concentration found in the organism increases, causing species found in the top of the food chain (i.e., tuna) to have much higher mercury concentrations. So how can we prevent humans from consuming mercury? The answer is to eat sustainable farmed fish that are raised on land in recirculating aquaculture systems, like Perciformes Sablefish. Perciformes’ fish are raised in such systems and are never exposed to mercury in their culture water or in their feed. Therefore, no bioaccumulation can occur and our fish are mercury free. Say goodbye to eating only  4 ounces of fish per week. With Perciformes Sablefish you can feel safe to eat however much of our great tasting fish you want!