Fish

Fish are nutritious and good for you to eat.

Fish advisories map

  • 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.

Reports, Notices, Documents

Nov 2, 2016: Alamo River
Advisory based on mercury, DDTs, PCBs, and selenium
Nov 2, 2016: New River
Advisory based on mercury, DDTs, PCBs, and selenium
Oct 25, 2016: Lake Evans
The interim advisory recommends that people should not consume catfish from Lake Evans.
Jul 13, 2016: Elkhorn Slough
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.
Jul 13, 2016: Pescado
Información y asesoramiento para el consumo seguro de peces capturados en California.

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