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#1 hanz33

Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

I am really confused about what fish I can eat. Is Cod or Perch okay? I read on one website that Barramundi was okay and then on another saying it wasn't.

I am craving fish like a maniac!

#2 HRH Countrymel

Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

The younger the fish the better.. so flathead, ling, perch.

Not tuna, I would guess not barra as they are a slow grower too...oh and definately not Orange Roughy!

#3 crackles

Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Avoid fish that contain higher levels of mercury, which includes:
Shark
Ray
Swordfish
Barramundi
Gemfish
Orange roughy
Ling
Southern bluefin tuna.

Pregnant women should:
Limit to one serve (150g) per fortnight – billfish (swordfish, broadbill and marlin) and shark (flake), with no other fish eaten in that fortnight.
Limit to one serve (150g) per week – orange roughy (deep sea perch) or catfish, with no other fish eaten that week.
Eat 2–3 serves per week – of any other fish or seafood (for example, salmon or tuna).
Note: 150g is equivalent to approximately two frozen crumbed fish portions.

Women should not be worried if they’ve had the odd meal of fish with high levels of mercury. It is only a potential problem when that type of fish is eaten regularly, which causes a build-up of mercury in the mother’s blood.

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#4 hanz33

Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

Thanks guys. Im going to go eat a piece of perch for lunch =D

#5 Koobie83

Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Hanz33 - Nothing wrong with fish. Tuna is fine. All fish is fine as long as you don't eat it everyday. Those guidelines listed above are spot on - from what I've been told.

2-3 times a week is fine. If you eat flake or swordfish and one of the top predator fish just make sure you don't eat any other fish that week or fortnight whatever it is.

Omega 3 is great for you and the baby!

When I was in my first trimester fish and chips was one of my favourite foods. Not the most healthy option, but at least it's well cooked and salty. Mmmm...

#6 hanz33

Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (Koobie83 @ 23/01/2013, 01:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hanz33 - Nothing wrong with fish. Tuna is fine. All fish is fine as long as you don't eat it everyday. Those guidelines listed above are spot on - from what I've been told.

2-3 times a week is fine. If you eat flake or swordfish and one of the top predator fish just make sure you don't eat any other fish that week or fortnight whatever it is.

Omega 3 is great for you and the baby!

When I was in my first trimester fish and chips was one of my favourite foods. Not the most healthy option, but at least it's well cooked and salty. Mmmm...


Thanks Koobie original.gif

#7 w-emma

Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE (Koobie83 @ 23/01/2013, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hanz33 - Nothing wrong with fish. Tuna is fine. All fish is fine as long as you don't eat it everyday. Those guidelines listed above are spot on - from what I've been told.

2-3 times a week is fine. If you eat flake or swordfish and one of the top predator fish just make sure you don't eat any other fish that week or fortnight whatever it is.

Omega 3 is great for you and the baby!

When I was in my first trimester fish and chips was one of my favourite foods. Not the most healthy option, but at least it's well cooked and salty. Mmmm...


I've been eating within those guidelines, with one notable exception - I'm ensuring all the fish is cooked right through!  So no sashimi/carpaccio serves

#8 bec_1108

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

I had some barramundi last week. The sign said it was farmed so the risk of heavy metals bring present is lower.




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