Fish: Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch
- The booklet Health Advice on Eating Sportfish and Game is available in Portable Document Format (PDF, 8MB, 48pg.)
What's New This Year?
- Good news for anglers who fish Lake Ontario and the Niagara River downstream of Niagara Falls! Latest data are showing lower contaminant levels in fish. This means men over 15 and women over 50 can now also enjoy:
- up to 4 meals a month of Chinook salmon, coho salmon and rainbow trout.
- up to 4 meals a month of smaller brown trout and lake trout.
- up to 4 meals a month of smallmouth bass from the Niagara River, downstream of Niagara Falls. (Anglers can continue to enjoy 4 meals a month of smallmouth bass from Lake Ontario-that advice hasn't changed.)
- Keuka Lake no longer has any specific advisories for eating fish. Everyone can enjoy up to 4 meals a month of all fish from this lake.
- A new brochure, New York State Blue Crab Cooking and Eating Guide is now available. View or order any of our fish advisory publications.
- In case you missed this information last hunting season, be aware that waterfowl in the Hudson River between Hudson Falls and Troy are likely to have higher PCB levels than other areas of the State. Hunters are advised to harvest waterfowl from other locations of the Hudson River or other areas in the State.
Remember to look for this icon to find the special advice for women and children.