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Hudson River Tributaries Region Fish Advisories

Advice by Waterbody

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Hudson River, upstream from Palmer Falls Dam at Corinth (Warren, Essex, Saratoga, Hamilton) Yellow perch Up to 4 meals/month Greater than 10", DON'T EAT; Less than 10", Up to 4 meals/month Mercury
Largemouth bass, Northern pike, Smallmouth bass, Walleye, Pickerel Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Mercury
Bluegill/Sunfish, Brook trout, Brown bullhead, Brown trout, Rainbow trout, Rock bass, Crappie Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month Mercury
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month Mercury
Hudson River, Corinth Dam (Palmer Falls Dam), to South Glens Falls Dam at Route 9 Bridge (Warren, Saratoga) Smallmouth bass Greater than 14", Up to 1 meal/month; Less than 14", up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Mercury
Carp Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs, Mercury
Hudson River, South Glens Falls Dam at Route 9 Bridge to Hudson Falls Dam at Bakers Falls (Warren, Washington, Saratoga) All fish DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs
Hudson River, Hudson Falls Dam at Bakers Falls to Federal Dam at Troy (Rensselaer, Albany, Washington, Saratoga) All fish Catch and Release fishing ONLY per NYS DEC regulations. Take No Fish. Eat No Fish. Catch and Release fishing ONLY per NYS DEC regulations Take No Fish. Eat No Fish. PCBs
Hudson River, Federal Dam at Troy south to Rip Van Winkle Bridge at Catskill3 (Rensselaer, Albany, Columbia, Greene) Alewife, Blueback herring, Rock bass, Yellow perch Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs
Hudson River, south of Rip Van Winkle Bridge at Catskill to Tappan Zee Bridge2,3 (Ulster, Rockland, Dutchess, Westchester, Columbia, Putnam, Greene, Orange) Crab or lobster tomalley (hepatopancreas, mustard) and cooking liquid DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Dioxin, Cadmium
Channel catfish, Gizzard shad, White catfish DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs
Blue crab meat Up to 4 meals/month (six crabs per meal) DON'T EAT PCBs, Cadmium
Atlantic needlefish, Bluefish, Brown bullhead, Carp, Goldfish, Largemouth bass, Rainbow smelt, Smallmouth bass, Striped bass, Walleye, White perch Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs
Hudson River, south of Tappan Zee Bridge2,3 (New York, Rockland, Westchester, Bronx) Blue crab meat Up to 4 meals/month (six crabs per meal) DON'T EAT PCBs, Cadmium
Crab or lobster tomalley (hepatopancreas, mustard) and cooking liquid DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Dioxin, Cadmium
Channel catfish, Gizzard shad, White catfish DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs
Atlantic needlefish, Bluefish, Carp, Goldfish, Rainbow smelt, Striped bass, White perch Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs
  • 1 The specific health advisories for the waters listed above also apply to tributaries and connected waters if there are no dams, falls or barriers to stop the fish from moving upstream.
  • 2 DON'T EAT the soft "green stuff" (mustard, tomalley, liver or hepatopancreas) found in the body section of crabs and lobsters from any waters because cadmium, PCBs and other contaminants concentrate there. As contaminants are transferred to cooking liquid, you should also discard crab or lobster cooking liquid.
  • 3 Harvest/possession of American eel for food and fishing for/possession of American Shad is prohibited per NYS DEC regulations.

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