My Water Quality: Consumption Advisories

Can I Eat Fish or Shellfish Caught in My Lake, Stream, or Ocean Location?



Fish and Shellfish Consumption Advisories by Location

There are health benefits from eating fish and shellfish. But, some fish and shellfish may contain chemical or biotoxin contaminants that could pose health risks. When contaminant levels are unsafe, consumption advisories may recommend that people limit or avoid eating certain species of fish caught in certain places and at certain times.

OEHHA LogoCalifornia Sport Fish Consumption Advisories
For a number of California water bodies, the Cal/EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) publishes consumption advisories for chemicals in noncommercial fish which you and your family or friends catch.

These advisories are shown on the map to the left.

  • Click on a water body (shown in purple), or
  • Select (or type) the county in the County box, then select the water body from the Water Body menu, or
  • Select (or type) the water body name directly in the Water Body box
  • Use the magnifier tool to zoom into an area of interest (more highlighted water bodies will appear).

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