12 Unhealthy Fish You Need to Avoid and Why

#1 – Imported catfish

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If you are thinking that what you enjoy eating in your dish is a Swai and Basa catfish, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but it’s not. It is rather a fish called pangasius.

So it’s good to know that the two varieties of catfish imported and sold nationwide aren’t considered catfish by the federal government. Therefore, they don’t even undergo the same inspection rules as other imported fish.

Moreover, about 90 percent of the catfish sold in the U.S is actually imported from Vietnam. The latter country is known for using a broad range of antibiotics, pesticides, and disinfectants that are completely prohibited in the U.S.

What can you eat instead? Marianne Cufone who is a director of the Fish Program at Food & Water Watch advises people to opt for domestic and farm-raised catfish as they are the best fish you can ever eat. She adds that you can also try more of the Asian carp which taste like catfish.



  1. don’t you know the entire Pacific ocean is full of radioactivity from the Japan disaster and CONTINUING leaks to this day! fish from there should have been on your list if you are so all-knowing about fish.

  2. I have been reading you should avoid eating Salmon because of the microfibers that are now in their meat.
    There have been talks of banning microfiber cloth but there are more and more people pushing the microfiber towels as they work well for cleaning. Guess we will need to figure out if we want to eat salmon or use Microfiber materials.