Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

FISH

Fish Consumption Guidelines for Cache Creek (Yolo and Colusa Counties)
[Updated 07/09/14] Based on Mercury

 

Women 18 – 45 and Children 1 – 17 Years

lowest levels of chemicals

Crayfish

Mosquito fish

moderate level of chemicals

Bluegil or Sunfish

Bluegill or other sunfish

Carp

Carp

Catfish

Catfish

Headhead

Hardhead

Suckerfish

Sucker

high levels of chemicals

Crappie

Crappie

 

Largemouth bass

Largemouth or Smallmouth bass

Pikeminnow

Pikeminnow

 

 

2 Servings a week
OR

1 Serving a week

Do not eat

 

Men over 17 Years and Women over 45 years

 

Crayfish

Mosquito fish

 

Bluegil or Sunfish

Bluegill or other sunfish

Carp

Carp

Catfish

Catfish

Headhead

Hardhead

Suckerfish

Sucker

 

Crappie

Crappie

Largemouth bass

Bass

Pikeminnow

Pikeminnow

 

 

7 Servings a week
OR

2 Servings a week
OR

1 Serving a week

 

a serving is the size of your palm

Why eat fish?
Eating fish is good for your health. Fish have Omega-3s that can reduce your risk for heart disease and improve how the brain develops in unborn babies and children.

What is the concern?
Some fish have high levels of mercury. Mercury can harm the brain, especially in unborn babies and children.

 
 
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