Health Tip: Is Your Catch Safe to Eat?

Some fresh fish are better than others

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(HealthDay News) -- For many people, fishing is more than just a sport -- it's a way of putting food on the table.

But before you make your catch tonight's dinner, heed this advice from the Virginia Department of Health:

  • Eat smaller, younger fish, because they're less likely to contain harmful levels of contaminants.
  • Remove the skin, the fat from the belly and top, and the internal organs before cooking the fish.
  • Bake, broil, or grill on an open rack to allow fats to drain away from the meat.
  • Discard the fats that cook out of the fish.
  • Eat less deep-fried fish since frying seals contaminants into the fatty tissue.

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