OEHHA accepted public comments on a draft fish advisory concerning elevated levels of mercury in fish from Lake Natoma and the lower American River in Sacramento County.
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.
Reports, Notices, Documents
OEHHA has issued two fish advisories concerning elevated levels of mercury in certain fish from five reservoirs and portions of the Bear and South Yuba rivers and Deer Creek in the Northern Sierra Nevada foothills, and from Black Butte, Stony Gorge and East Park reservoirs. The advisories contain guidelines for consumption of bass, channel catfish, trout and other fish species.
A draft report containing the proposed advisory and OEHHA's evaluation of potential health threats posed by mercury in certain fish from five reservoirs and portions of the Bear and South Yuba rivers and Deer Creek (Nevada, Placer and Yuba counties).
OEHHA announced a public workshop/comment period on the draft report, "Evaluation of Potential Health Effects of Eating Fish from Selected Water Bodies in the Northern Sierra Nevada Foothills (Nevada, Placer, and Yuba Counties): Guidelines for Sport Fish Consumption."
Advisory based on mercury.
Fish advisory for Lake Temescal in Alameda County
Fish advisory for Don Pedro Lake in Tuolumne County.