Albacore tastes better but has SO much more mercury than chunk light, pregnant women are told not to eat it at all. I think if you eat it often, I'd avoid the albacore, but once in awhile, it would probably be fine.
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LINDYDANCER for the link, but I couldn't get it to work. I was able to get to other screens onthe site. I hope this link works better and might lead somebody to the info they are looking for. It is part of the same website.
I'm ecologist specializing in fish, so I might be able to help you with your question! Only certain types of Albacore have an advisory for increased mercury. Fish that are caught with a troll or pole-and-line do not have an advisory (I won't tell you they are mercury free, but they are advisory free). Certain fisheries are more ecologically friendly than other fisheries. Also, Albacore tuna has more Omega-3s than the other options as it tends to be found farther north. Personally, I choose the troll and pole caught Albacore!
There is more information available at http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/Seaf oodWatch/web/sfw_factsheet.aspx?gid=53.
This is an excellent website to consult for a variety of seafood sustainability and mercury questions. They also provide quick reference cards (pocket guide) with seafood referenced by safety and sustainability.
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Albacore has more mercury. For a normal women, if you eat albacore you should only have 1 can a week, while the other kind you can have about 3.