Western Region Fish Advisories

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Western Region Advice

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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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Fish
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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 waters NOT listed
(Western Region)
All fish Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month  
Buffalo River and Harbor
(Erie)
Channel catfish Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
Carp DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs
Cayuga Creek
(Niagara)
All fish DON'T EAT DON'T EAT Dioxin
Delaware Park Lake/Hoyt Lake
(Erie)
Carp Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs
Eighteenmile Creek, above and below Burt Dam
(Niagara)
All fish DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs
Erie Canal, between Lockport & Niagara River
(Niagara, Erie)
Carp Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs
Lake Erie
(Chautauqua, Erie)
Rock bass, Yellow perch, Burbot Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month Healthy choice fish3
Carp, Channel catfish Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs
Lake Ontario 2
(Niagara, Oswego, Monroe, Jefferson, Orleans, Wayne, Cayuga)
Lake trout Greater than 25", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 25", up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Channel catfish Up to 1 meal/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Carp Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Brown trout Greater than 20", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 20", up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Brown bullhead, Rainbow smelt, Rock bass, White sucker, Yellow perch Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month Healthy choice fish3
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Lewiston Reservoir/Power Reservoir
(Niagara)
Carp DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs
Niagara River, downstream of Niagara Falls
(Niagara)
Lake trout DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Channel catfish Up to 1 meal/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Carp Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Brown trout Greater than 20", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 20", up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Brown bullhead, Rainbow smelt, Rock bass, White sucker, Yellow perch Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month Healthy choice fish3
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Niagara River, upstream of Niagara Falls
(Niagara, Erie)
Rock bass, Yellow perch, Burbot Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month Healthy choice fish3
Carp, Channel catfish Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish 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 Check the NYS DEC website for updated regulations and special restrictions for certain species.

3 This fish is a good choice for the whole family. Learn more information about how advisories are set.

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