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'Safe Catch' Tuna Boasts Low Mercury And High Sustainability

By Brian Spaen

Fish is a healthy addition to a balanced diet, but like everything else, the key is to consume everything in moderation. Eating too much fish, especially canned tuna, can create mercury buildup, causing symptoms such as muscle weaknesses, mood swings, and insomnia. Safe Catch has implemented a technology to keep mercury levels down in these foods, and they’re hoping to attack where the contamination is coming from.

Sean Wittenberg is the man behind the development of easier, cheaper mercury testing. In the past, it would cost $30 to analyze a sample and multiple weeks to find out the contamination level. This wasn’t acceptable for Wittenberg, who had his mother suffer from mercury poisoning from canned tuna over a decade ago.