Anyone can follow these mercury advisories, but they're especially important for women who are or might become pregnant, nursing moms, and children.
Store-Bought / Commercial Fish Advice
Don't eat Shark, Swordfish, King Mackerel, Tilefish, or Tuna Steaks (Bluefin, Bigeye, Yellowfin).
Tuna - Choose light over white! Canned light tuna has less mercury than canned white (albacore) tuna.
Canned Chunk Light Tuna*
Women of childbearing age should eat no more than 2 cans of canned chunk light tuna per week.
Children under 6 years can eat half a can (3 ounces) of chunk light tuna per week, plus another fish meal low in mercury that week such as catfish, cod, flounder, pollock, salmon, shrimp, and trout.
Canned White (Albacore) Tuna*
Women of childbearing age should eat no more than 1 can of canned white (albacore) tuna per week.
Children under 6 should eat less than half a can (3 ounces) of canned white (albacore) tuna per week. If your child has eaten canned white (albacore) tuna, your child should not eat any other fish that week.
*The amount of fish you should eat is based on your body weight, see our fish meal size chart.
Sport-Caught / Recreational Fish Advice
Women who are or might become pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children:
Don't eat Northern Pikeminnow.
Limit eating Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass to no more than 2 meals per month.
Healthy Fish Guide – Choose fish low in mercury when you are shopping or at a restaurant.
Fish Advisories by Waterbody – Check local fish consumption advisories before you go fishing.
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