Long Island Region Fish Advisories

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Long Island Marine Waters

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Waterbody 1 (County)
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Men Over 15 &
Women Over 50
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Women Under 50 &
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Chemicals of Concern
Atlantic Ocean/Long Island South Shore 2,3
(Nassau, Queens, Suffolk)

Block Island Sound 2,3
(Suffolk)

Gardiners Bay2,3
(Nassau, Queens, Suffolk)

Jamaica Bay, excluding Paerdegat Basin2,3
(Nassau, Kings, Queens)

Long Island Sound2,3
(Nassau, Westchester, Queens, Suffolk, Bronx)

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 and cooking liquid 2 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
All other fish and crabs Follow the FDA guidelines.
Jamaica Bay, Paerdegat Basin and 200 yards from its mouth2,3,4
(Kings)
All fish, All crabs DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs

Don't see your fish or crab listed in the table?
For other fish and crabs not listed above that were caught in these marine waters, follow the FDA guidelines.

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 Check the NYS DEC website for updated regulations and special restrictions for certain species.

4 The advice for Paerdegat Basin was issued in response to a spill that led to discharges of PCB containing material into the Basin. An environmental investigation is underway to determine if there is residual contamination in the Basin. Please check www.health.ny.gov/fish to see whether this advice is 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).

Long Island Freshwaters

Don't see your waterbody listed in the table?
If there is no specific advice for a particular waterbody, follow the general advice, which is to eat up to four, half pound meals a month of fish.

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Waterbody 1 (County)
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Men Over 15 &
Women Over 50
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Women Under 50 &
Children Under 15
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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, upstream of Long Island Railroad
(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

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