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Long Island Region Fish Advisories

Special Regional Advice:

The New York State Department of Health advises the public to avoid eating any fish or crabs from Paerdegat Basin or 200 yards from the mouth of Paerdegat Basin (in a small portion of Jamaica Bay). Please check www.health.ny.gov/fish to see whether this advice still in effect. The public is also reminded that all New York City waters are closed to shellfishing (harvest of clams, mussels, oysters or scallops).

Advice by Waterbody -- Marine Waters

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Chemicals of Concern
Atlantic Ocean/Long Island South Shore2,3 (Nassau, Queens, Suffolk) Weakfish Greater than 25", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 25", up to 4 meals/month Greater than 25", DON'T EAT; Less than 25", up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Crab or lobster tomalley (hepatopancreas, mustard) and cooking liquid DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Dioxin, Cadmium
Bluefish Up to 4 meals/month Greater than 20", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 20", up to 4 meals/month PCBs
American eel, Striped bass Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Block Island Sound2,3 (Suffolk) Weakfish Greater than 25", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 25", up to 4 meals/month Greater than 25", DON'T EAT; Less than 25", up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Crab or lobster tomalley (hepatopancreas, mustard) and cooking liquid DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Dioxin, Cadmium
Bluefish Up to 4 meals/month Greater than 20", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 20", up to 4 meals/month PCBs
American eel, Striped bass Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Gardiners Bay2,3 (Suffolk) Weakfish Greater than 25", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 25", up to 4 meals/month Greater than 25", DON'T EAT; Less than 25", up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Crab or lobster tomalley (hepatopancreas, mustard) and cooking liquid DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Dioxin, Cadmium
Bluefish Up to 4 meals/month Greater than 20", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 20", up to 4 meals/month PCBs
American eel, Striped bass Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Jamaica Bay2,3 (Nassau, Kings, Queens) Weakfish Greater than 25", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 25", up to 4 meals/month Greater than 25", DON'T EAT; Less than 25", up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Crab or lobster tomalley (hepatopancreas, mustard) and cooking liquid DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Dioxin, Cadmium
Bluefish Up to 4 meals/month Greater than 20", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 20", up to 4 meals/month PCBs
American eel, Striped bass Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Long Island Sound (Nassau, Westchester, Queens, Suffolk, Bronx) Weakfish Greater than 25", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 25", up to 4 meals/month Greater than 25", DON'T EAT; Less than 25", up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Crab or lobster tomalley (hepatopancreas, mustard) and cooking liquid DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Dioxin, Cadmium
Bluefish Up to 4 meals/month Greater than 20", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 20", up to 4 meals/month PCBs
American eel, Striped bass Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Peconic Bay2,3 (Suffolk) Weakfish Greater than 25", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 25", up to 4 meals/month Greater than 25", DON'T EAT; Less than 25", up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Crab or lobster tomalley (hepatopancreas, mustard) and cooking liquid DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Dioxin, Cadmium
Bluefish Up to 4 meals/month Greater than 20", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 20", up to 4 meals/month PCBs
American eel, Striped bass Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month 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 Fishing for/possession of American Shad from New York State marine waters is prohibited per NYS DEC regulations.

Advice by Waterbody -- Freshwaters

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Chemicals of Concern
All freshwaters NOT listed (Long Island Region) All fish Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month  
Freeport Reservoir (Nassau) Carp Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
Fresh Pond, Hither Hills State Park (Suffolk) Largemouth bass Greater than 15", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 15", up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Mercury
Grant Park Pond (Nassau) Carp Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs
Hall's Pond (Nassau) Carp, Goldfish DON'T EAT DON'T EAT Chlordane
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
Lake Capri (Suffolk) American eel, Carp Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Chlordane, Cadmium
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Chlordane, Cadmium
Lofts Pond (Nassau) Carp, Goldfish Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
Massapequa Reservoir/Upper Massapequa Reservoir (Nassau) Carp, White perch Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
Ridders Pond (Nassau) Goldfish DON'T EAT DON'T EAT Chlordane
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
Smith Pond, Rockville Centre (Nassau) White perch Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
Smith Pond, Roosevelt Park (Nassau) Carp, Goldfish Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
American eel DON'T EAT DON'T EAT Chlordane
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
Spring Lake, Middle Island (Suffolk) Carp, Goldfish DON'T EAT DON'T EAT Chlordane
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
Upper Twin Pond (Nassau) American eel, Carp Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
Whitney Park Pond (Nassau) Carp, Goldfish Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Chlordane
  • 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.

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