Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

FISH

A Healthy Guide to Eating Fish from Mission Bay
[10/22/13]

Based on mercury or PCBs

Women 18 – 45 and Children 1 – 17 Years

diamond turbot
Diamond Turbot

spotted turbot
Spotted Turbot

opaleye
Opaleye

topsmelt
Topsmelt

shiner perch
Shiner perch

surf perch
Black perch
White seaperch
Rainbow seaperch

striped mullet
Striped mullet

spotted sand bass
Spotted sand
bass

gray smoothhound shark
Brown smoothhound shark

yellow fin croaker
Yellowfin croaker

6-7 Servings a week
OR

3 Servings a week
OR

1 serving a week except
2 servings a week of
yellowfin croaker

A Healthy Guide to Eating Fish from San Diego Bay
Women over 45 years and men can safely eat more fish

diamond turbot
Diamond Turbot

spotted turbot
Spotted Turbot

opaleye
Opaleye

surf perch
Black perch
White seaperch
Rainbow seaperch

topsmelt
Topsmelt

yellow fin croaker
Yellowfin croaker

shiner perch
Shiner perch

spotted sand bass
Spotted sand
bass

striped mullet
Striped mullet

gray smoothhound shark
Brown smoothhound shark

7 Servings a week
OR

5 Servings a week
OR

3 servings a week

Download the advisory guide for Mission Bay for women 18 – 45 and children 1 – 17 years

Download the advisory guide for Mission Bay for women over 45 years and men

Download the report Health Advisory and Guidelines for Eating Fish from Mission Bay

Download the Fact Sheet Information About Eating Fish from Mission Bay

Eat only the skinless fillet.
PCBs are in the fat and skin of the fish.

filet

  • Remove and throw away the skin before cooking.
  • Cook thoroughly and allow the juices to drain away.

serving size

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

 

 

 
 
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