Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

FISH

Fish Consumption Guidelines for Clear Lake (Lake County)
Updated [05/15/14]

The Clear Lake advisory updated in May 2014 is just for Clear Lake. Updated guidelines for Cache Creek will be issued in the near future. Check back, but use the current advice in the meantime.

serving size

The recommended serving of fish is about the size and thickness of your hand. Give children smaller servings.

A Healthy Guide to Eating Fish from Clear Lake
Women 18 – 45 and Children 1 – 17 Years

low levels of chemicals

inland silverside
Inland silverside

theadfin shad
Threadfin Shad

Asian clam
Asian clam

Winged floater mussle
Winged floater mussle

medium levels of chemicals

Blackfish
Blackfish

Bluegil or Sunfish
Bluegill or other sunfish

bullhead
Bullhead

Carp
Carp

catfish
Catfish

crappie
Crappie

crayfish
Crayfish

Hitch
Hitch

mosquito fish
Mosquitofish

prickily sculpin
Prickly sculpin

high levels of chemicals

Largemouth bass
Largemouth Bass

 

3 Servings a week
OR
7 Servings a week
of clams or mussels

1 Serving a week

Do not eat

 

A Healthy Guide to Eating Fish from Clear Lake
Women over 45 and men

inland silverside
Inland silverside

theadfin shad
Threadfin Shad

Asian clam
Asian clam

Winged floater mussle
Winged floater mussle

 

Blackfish
Blackfish

Bluegil or Sunfish
Bluegill or other sunfish

bullhead
Bullhead

Carp
Carp

catfish
Catfish

crappie
Crappie

crayfish
Crayfish

Hitch
Hitch

mosquito fish
Mosquitofish

prickily sculpin
Prickly sculpin

Largemouth bass

Bass

 

7 Servings a week
OR

3 Servings a week
OR

1 Serving a week

 

 
 
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