Elkhorn slough fish advisory explains that women younger than 46 and children younger than 18 should not eat any Leopard Shark or large Bat Ray from Elkhorn Slough. People of all ages can safely eat as many as seven servings per week of Asian Clam or Speckled Sanddab.
Fish are nutritious and good for you to eat.
- Fish are an excellent source of protein and most are low in saturated fats.
- Fish contain omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce your risk for heart disease and improve how the brain develops in unborn babies and children.
- But some fish you catch may take in toxic chemicals from the water in which they live and the food they eat.
- Some of these chemicals build up in the fish - and in you - over time.
- Check our Fish Advisories for help on how to pick the best fish for you and your family.
About Good Catch California
Your Fish Advisor
Good Catch California is the fish advisory program in OEHHA. We provide advice to help you choose fish to eat that are low in chemicals. Making good choices will help you and your family be healthy.
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Safe eating advice for five species of fish from Elkhorn Slough in Monterey County.
Información y asesoramiento para el consumo seguro de peces capturados en California.
The recommendations developed by OEHHA for each fish species are based on the levels of mercury measured in fish from the French Meadows and Hell Hole Reservoirs in Placer County.
French Meadows Reservoir (Placer County) fish advisory based on mercury in fish caught in this reservoir.
Hell Hole Reservoir (Placer County) fish advisory based on mercury in fish caught in this reservoir.
Safe eating guidelines for fish from California waterbodies.
Questions and answers on the fish advisory for French Meadows and Hell Hole Reservoirs. The lakes are located in Placer County, northeast of Auburn and Foresthill.
Consumption of Dungeness crab taken from this area no longer poses a significant threat for domoic acid exposure.
Test results show that domoic acid levels in rock crab in Monterey and Dungeness crabs south of Humboldt Bay entrance and in Mendocino County no longer pose a significant human health risk.