Food 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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1
115 29
Tuna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

2
136 42
Salmon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

3
83 26
Cod is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

4
84 27
Rainbow Trout is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Rainbow Trout

5
74 26
Bass is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

6
76 28
Halibut is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

7
58 27
Flounder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

8
56 27
Red snapper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

9
57 31
Mahi-mahi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

10
47 30
Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

11
58 42
Catfish is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

12
47 32
Whitefish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Whitefish

13
53 44
Tilapia Fish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

14
28 30
Monkfish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Monkfish

15
26 36
Eel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

16
20 30
Butterfish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Butterfish

17
24 36
Orange Roughy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Orange Roughy

18
19 32
Longtooth Grouper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

19
25 41
Anchovy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

20
18 35
Herring is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

21
13 34
John Dory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
John Dory

22
13 34
Lingcod is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Lingcod

23
9 32
Brill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Brill

24
8 34
Sturgeon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked

25
8 41
Lamprey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kinds of Fish to Eat, Ranked
Lamprey