Fish Advisories, Water Science, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Data Center Description
The states, U.S. Territories and Native American tribes have primary responsibility for protecting their residents from the health risks of consuming contaminated noncommercially caught fish. They do this by issuing consumption advisories for the general population as well as for specific vulnerable subpopulations. These EPA Fish advisories tell the public when high concentrations of chemical contaminants have been found in local fish. They also include recommendations to limit or avoid eating certain fish species from specific waterbodies or waterbody types.