Forget toxin study - fish are safe and nutritious, experts say

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
20 October 2005, at 1:00am

GLOBAL - The farm-raised fish sold at local markets come from waters around the world: There's salmon from Norway and Canada, char from Iceland, tilapia from Brazil and Costa Rica, shrimp from Thailand and catfish from Alabama and the Carolinas. Despite concerns raised about its healthfulness in recent years, Ann Arbor consumers are buying it. "Probably the first reason why people buy farm-raised salmon is that it's less expensive'' than wild salmon, said Mike Monahan of Monahan's Seafood Market in Kerrytown, which specializes in wild fish but also sells fish that's farm-raised. Also, unlike wild salmon, farmed salmon is available year-round. And some of Monahan's customers prefer the taste. "Some people prefer the fattier fish,'' he said. "It's marbled, and some people like that richness.'' Source: MLive