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

Jul 20, 2017: Lake Merced
Fish Advisory for Lake Merced in the southwest corner of the city of San Francisco, California, in San Francisco County.
Jun 26, 2017: Videos
Instructional videos related to the use of fish advisories and the benefits and risks of eating fish.
Jun 13, 2017: Wiest Lake
Advisory based on selenium.
Apr 11, 2017: Domoic Acid Workshop
Domoic Acid Workshop will be held at the UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Hall. Registration, agenda, and meeting materials are available.
Apr 5, 2017: Lake San Antonio
Fish advisory for Monterey and San Luis Obispo County’s Lake San Antonio offers safe eating advice for Bullhead, Inland Silverside, White Catfish, black bass species, Carp, Channel Catfish, and Striped Bass