There is nothing better than a freshly caught and cooked fish. Let’s look at some tops to make sure you get the most for your money.
Where to Buy Fish From
We buy our fish from a store that gets it directly from the fisherman and therefore it is much fresher than those purchased at regular grocery stores. When buying fish, it is important to know the route that your fish took to get to your plate. The shorter the journey, the fresher and healthier the fish will be.
Net Caught vs. Pole or Troll Caught
Look for fish that have been pole or troll caught. Conventional methods of fishing involve dragging a net which catches just about everything, including the old and dying fish. Pole and troll caught fish, are caught by fishing poles or large trolls that drag baited hooks in the water. This method only catches the healthy fish that are able to swim fast and compete for food. This method is also safer for other marine life such as turtles and dolphins!
Avoid Fish That Are Farm Raised
Fish that are raised on farms, for the most part, are fed with corn products which have a tendency to cause the fish to gain weight. Corn fed animals tend to be higher in bad fats than those who are able to openly hunt for food. Also, farm raised fish don’t get near as much exercise as wild caught.
Pole and Troll Caught Tuna Is Lower In Mercury
Everyone says to avoid eating too much tuna because of the mercury content it contains, but that is because when using the conventional net method, you tend catch the bigger tuna which are very high in mercury. Pole and Troll caught fish are smaller and therefore lower in overall mercury content. This means you can eat more of it without worrying about mercury content.
The Bottom Line
Fish is an extremely healthy meat that is full of nutrients and good fats. Make sure the next time you buy fish, you do your homework and track down the best fresh and canned fish your money can buy.