Help me find antibiotic free fish
July 3, 2011 9:50 PM Subscribe
What kinds of fish cannot be farmed? What kinds of fish are antibiotic free?
posted by manwoo to health & fitness (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've done quite a bit of searching but can only come up with list of safe and unsafe fish, mostly to do with mercury levels and other toxic substances. I'm interested in fish that are killed upon capture or shortly thereafter on the boat before processing. I've heard, for example, that Mackerel cannot be farmed or kept in aquariums because they are too sensitive and tend to die quickly. But also, I'm aware that there are mackerel farms off the coast of China. What I'm looking for are fish that are not administered antibiotics in any form along the way to the dinner table. I have a rare disorder where I can't digest about half of pharmaceuticals and am trying to be more strict in my avoidance. I live on an island in the Pacific and there are much in the way of product labels here and when I ask fishermen directly I get mixed information. Thanks! Oh, and I know that their are trace levels of antibiotics in everything, it's more of direct administration, through feeding, etc. that I'm concerned about.