Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

FISH

A Healthy Guide to Eating Fish from San Diego 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

surf perch
Black perch
Pile surfperch
Rainbow seaperch

lizard fish
California lizardfish

 

 

pacific chub mackerel
Pacific chub mackerel

round stingray
Round stingray

shovel nosed guitarfish
Shovelnose guitarfish

barred sand bass
Barred
sand bass

spotted sand bass
Spotted sand
bass

shiner perch
Shiner perch

topsmelt
Topsmelt

yellow fin croaker
Yellowfin croaker

leopard shark
Leopard shark

gray smoothhound shark
Gray smoothhound shark

2 Servings a week
OR

1 Serving a week

Do not eat

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

surf perch
Black perch
Pile surfperch
Rainbow seaperch

lizard fish
California lizardfish

round stingray
Round stingray

shovel nosed guitarfish
Shovelnose guitarfish

barred sand bass
Barred
sand bass

spotted sand bass
Spotted sand
bass

pacific chub mackerel
Pacific chub mackerel

yellow fin croaker
Yellowfin croaker

leopard shark
Leopard shark

gray smoothhound shark
Gray smoothhound shark

 

topsmelt
Topsmelt

shiner perch
Shiner perch

2 Servings a week
OR

1 Serving a week

Do not eat

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

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

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

Download the Fact Sheet Information About Eating Fish from San Diego 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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