Fish is good for you and part of a healthy diet. Understanding the health benefits of fish along with concerns over contamination such as mercury can be confusing. Unfortunately, chemical contaminants are in most foods, but don't give up on fish. The key is to make smart choices. Choose fish that are low in mercury and other contaminants. Our advice is, "Eat fish, be smart, choose wisely!"
Healthy Fish Guide
- Healthy Fish Guide
A wallet-sized version of this guide can be printed or ordered in English or Spanish. Make smart seafood choices when shopping or at a restaurant.
- Local Fish Advisories by Waterbody
Check advisories before you go fishing.
- Statewide Mercury Advisories
Sport-caught and store-bought fish to limit and canned tuna advice.
- Recreational Shellfish and Beach Closures
- Health Benefits of Fish
Fish is a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and low in saturated fat.
Women and Children
Reducing Exposure to Contaminants
- Reduce Your Exposure to Contaminants
How to select, prepare, and cook fish to reduce your exposure to chemical contaminants.
- Frequently Asked Fish Questions
How chemical contaminants get into fish, health risks, and more.
Studies and Reports
Grocery Store Project
- Healthy Fish Choices Grocery Store Project
Grocery stores can provide free educational materials to customers.
|Content Source: Fish Advisories Program|