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See advisories for the lake you fish.

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Advisories for the fish I catch

Marine Advisories
Marine Specific Advisories

Eating Fish is Healthy Why is Fish Healthy for You?

Prepare\Cook Fish & Shellfish
How can I prepare and cook fish in a healthy way?

Follow statewide and regional fish consumption recommendations to reduce exposure to Dioxin, PCBs and Mercury*

For all freshwater fish without specific advisories, EAT NO MORE THAN

** High Risk is defined as infants, children, pregnant women, nursing mothers and women of childbearing age.

Dioxin, PCBs and mercury may pose greater risk to babies and young children. For this reason it is important for women who are pregnant, or might become pregnant, breastfeeding women, and young children to follow the recommendations found on this page to reduce exposure.

Note: To reduce your exposure, eat those fish with the lowest meal restrictions. Do not combine meal restrictions. (For example, if you eat multiple fish species or catch fish from more than one area, the recommended guidelines for different species and different locations should not be combined.)

* There are additional warnings for these and other fish in specific Waterbodies
click here for information by fish species.


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Dr. Gary A. Buchanan, Director
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