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Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|American eel||Mercury, *PCBs||4+||4+||3||2|
|European eel||Mercury, *PCBs||3||4+||2||1|
|Blackback flounder (US, Atlantic)||4+||4+||4||4+|
|Arrowtooth flounder (US and Canada, Pacific)||4+||4+||4+||4+|
|American conger eel||Mercury||3||4||2||1|
|European conger eel||Mercury||3||4||2||1|
- Many eel species live in coastal and estuarine areas, where they may be exposed to water pollution caused by runoff and coastal development.
- Little is known about the environmental impacts associated with farming eels. However, eels are carnivorous, and raising one ton of eels requires roughly four tons of wild fish used as feed.