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.

Fish Advisories

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

Health Benefits of Fish - Fish is a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and low in saturated fat.

Women and Children

Fish Advice for 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.

Fish Questions

Frequently Asked Fish Questions - How chemical contaminants get into fish, health risks, and more.

Studies and Reports

Fish 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