Bolton speaks to Consumer Reports about sustainable seafood

Consumer Reports interviewed Jason Bolton, seafood safety specialist and associate dean at University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about sustainable seafood. Bolton told Consumer Reports that farmed fish may be less likely than wild fish to be exposed to harmful pollutants, such as mercury, and more likely to have consistent levels of omega-3s and other nutrients, but they may be raised in crowded conditions, making them susceptible to disease and parasites, like sea lice. Bolton also said that some places sell fish labeled “organic,” but “there’s no such thing.”