Is it Safe to Eat Fish from Our Waters?

Fish and shellfish are nutritious and good for you to eat. But fish take in mercury and other toxic chemicals from the environment. Some species accumulate higher concentrations of these chemicals than others and some places have higher concentrations than others.  You can enjoy the health benefits of eating fish and minimize your, and your family’s exposure to chemicals by following California fish consumption advisories.

California Fish Consumption Advisory Map

Fish advisories are the best place to look to find fish that are safe to eat. Fish advisories in California are issued by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). Click on the map image below to go to the OEHHA fish advisory map page and obtain advice for your favorite fishing locations.

OEHHA Fish Advisory Map