Our oceans have become GARBAGE DUMPS for chemical waste, pesticide runoff, sewage, and MERCURY.
Mercury, pesticides, dioxins, PCBs are dumped into our oceans daily. Fish bioconcentrate these toxins. They store these toxins in their fat cells; the bigger the fish and the longer they live, the more toxic they are. Salmon, talapia, and cod are some of the most toxic foods people can eat. Whoever said that fish is healthy is LYING.
Although I'm mostly vegan, if I had to choose between eating fish, chicken, or meat, I would go with the meat or chicken. Fish is so entirely toxic right now that it should be avoided entirely, at all costs. Very small fish like sardines probably have lower mercury levels and will be a little safer, yet they are still exposed to sewage, pesticides, and industrial pollutants that are dumped near our coasts.
Take a look at the picture of Biscayne Bay in Miami below. This picture was taken last August (2020) when thousdans of dead fish were found floating on the waters surface. The cause of this mass destruction? Fertilizer runoff and sewage spills lowered oxygen levels in the Bay which caused algae blooms to flourish. The lack of oxygen in the water killed the fish. Red algae blooms are a sure sign of toxic water. Red algae blooms have been flourishing off of our coasts in the last year, a sure sign that our rivers and oceans are toxic.
"WILD CAUGHT" FISH IS LIKELY A SCAM
As explained above, our oceans are full of mercury, plastics, PCBs, and dioxins. Fish are exposed to these toxins every day and store them in their fat cells. Wild caught salmom and tuna are major sources of methyl mercury in our diet. Additionally, diseases from farmed salmon have spread to wild salmon. The Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) which causes heart disease in fish has spread rapidly throughout both farmed and wild salmon populations. Many of these fish can barely swim. Sea lice infestation has also spread from farmed fish to wild fish. With wild fish exhibiting similar infections as farmed.
Often "wild caught" fish are farmed in pens in the ocean, in cramped conditions, suffocating in t