Foods The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked  

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Fish adds a delicious touch to any fine meal. There are all kinds of edible fish, from lean and healthy types to richer, full-flavored varieties. Many common fish to eat are caught wild, though farm-raised fish bring even more variety to the dinner table.

What different types of protein will you find on this list of the best fish to eat? Salmon is a diner favorite, thanks to its taste and versatility. Whether you like your salmon grilled, smoked, or poached, this healthy fish makes a wonderful entree. Tuna is another popular fish to incorporate into a variety of cuisines. Red snapper is beloved among fans of sushi. Other good types of fish featured on this list include cod, halibut, and catfish.

Which fish do you think makes the best meal? Give your personal picks a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and share some of your favorite recipes in the comments section.

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Salmon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Tuna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Cod is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Cod

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Halibut is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Bass is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Rainbow Trout is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Rainbow Trout

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Flounder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Catfish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Tilapia Fish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Mahi-mahi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Red snapper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Whitefish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Whitefish

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Monkfish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Monkfish

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Butterfish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Butterfish

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Eel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Eel

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Longtooth Grouper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Orange Roughy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Orange Roughy

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Anchovy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Herring is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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John Dory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
John Dory

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Lingcod is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Lingcod

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Brill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Brill

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Sturgeon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

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Lamprey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Lamprey