Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

FISH

Statewide Advisory for Eating Fish From California's Lakes and Reservoirs without site-specific advice
[08/01/13]

Women 18-45 years and children 1-17 years

rainbow trout

heart healthyRainbow Trout

bullhead
Bullhead

Catfish
catfish

Bluegil or Sunfish
Bluegill or other sunfish

Brown Trout
Brown Trout 16 inches or lessheart healthy


Largemouth bass
Bass

Carp
Carp

Brown Trout
Brown Trout over 16 inches

2 Servings a week OR

1 Serving a week

Do not eat

 

Men over age 17 and women over 45

rainbow trout

heart healthy
Rainbow Trout

bullhead
Bullhead

Catfish
catfish

Bluegil or Sunfish
Bluegill or other sunfish

Brown trout

heart healthyBrown Trout 16 inches or less


bass

heart healthyBass

Carp

Carp

Brown trout

heart healthyBrown Trout over 16 inches

6 Servings a week OR

2 Servings a week from this group OR

1 Serving a week

Description: Heart.bmp  = high in Omega-3s and you can eat them at least once a week
 Eating fish with omega-3s can lower heart disease in adults and help babies’ brains to develop.

a serving is the size of your palm

Why Eat Fish?

Eating fish is good for your health. Fish have Description: Heart.bmpOmega-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 and PCBs. PCBs can cause cancer. Mercury can harm the brain, especially in unborn babies and children.

 
 
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