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Seafood Lovers: Is Your Favorite Fish Eco-friendly? Find Out Here!

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I don't know about you, but I absolutely LOVE seafood! I could eat it three times a day, seven days a week. So, needless to say, I was a little distressed to find that one of my all-time favorite fish (Chilean sea bass) is categorized as "Eco-Worst." I did, however, see a lot of goodies on the "Eco-Best" list.
 The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) uses several criteria to determine which fish merit an "Eco-Best," "Eco-Ok," or "Eco-Worst" rating. Eco-Best fish are defined as wild fish from healthy, well-managed populations that are caught with fishing gear that causes the minimum amount of harm to sea life and marine habitats; or farm-raised fish that are raised in systems where pollution, spread of disease, chemical use and escaped fish are controlled. Incidentally, the majority of the fish that fall into the "Eco-Best" category are also low in environmental contaminants and can be safely eaten at least once a week.…