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    IMHO...
    I really don't think there IS such a thing as too much tuna, especially if it's raw and sliced...with a little wasabi.
    I think that most of the sushi-grade is caught on lines, so they don't get bruised.
    Did I mention I love me some tuna?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuno1chi View Post
    I think that most of the sushi-grade is caught on lines, so they don't get bruised.
    long-line though....sushi tuna is definitely environmentally problematic - albeit tasty!



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    Quote Originally Posted by cillakat View Post
    No amount of tuna can cause mercury poisoning. The seychelles child development study clearly showed that with rare exception (whale, shark, tilefish, king mackerel) mercury in fish is not a problem - likely due to the selenium content. Most fish are high in selenium which binds with the mercury harmlessly escorting it from the body.

    the problem with tuna, tends to not be mercury (regardless of what CW says on the issue) but bycatch and overfishing. It's best to use pole or troll caught rather than the ubiquitous purse-seine and long lines.
    Very true about the selenium. Fish developed high levels of selenium as protection for mercury that has been present in the sea forever mainly because of volcano. Eating fish high in selenium protects you against mercury binding to brain cells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cillakat View Post
    long-line though....sushi tuna is definitely environmentally problematic - albeit tasty!
    Sigh.
    Well, since I can't really afford it very often anyway...
    Rats. But thanks for letting me know this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 979roadrunner View Post
    I don't eat tuna. I eat Tilapia. No mercury concerns.
    Yeah, but also none of the health benefits of eating fatty fish, and plenty of O6. Tilapia might be environmentally sustainable, but it's not a substitute for wild-caught, cold-water fatty fish like salmon and tuna. Here's a link. Not the best link, but even CW is catching on that O6 is bad news.

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    So glad I happened upon this thread, I love my tuna - about four times a week - and Mrs Fist had been worrying about it for a while. Phew!

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    By far the best tuna I've tried is Wild Planet. It has over 3 g omega-3 in each can for the albacore and is minimal mercury. It is line caught and very young tuna so it has less contamination. And it tastes great! It is cooked in the (BPA-free) can so the oil that's in the can is actual fish oil. Just mix it in and eat. I like to put lemon, capers, onions, and celery. That's how my daughter likes it too. I get the salt-free because I like add my own seasonings and capers which makes the regular salt-added too salty to me. At Whole Paycheck, it's 3.39/can or 2.99 on sale where I am. I don't consider that bad, especially for the nutrition in it. I just looked on Amazon and it breaks down to 2.77/can when you order six cans. Vitacost has it too. Highly recommend...and at least you know it tastes way better and is less contaminated.

    ETA: As a side note, I know that cillakat (Katherine) mentions that more DHA than EPA is what's found in nature. That's exactly the case with this tuna. One can has 2320 mg DHA and 720 mg EPA.
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