The Connecticut Department of Public Health issues a yearly advisory for decreasing fish consumption when chemical levels are unsafe. Fish from Connecticut waters are a good low cost source of protein. Unfortunately, fish can take up (bio-accumulate) chemicals such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that may affect your family’s health. The following fact sheets provide information on the advisory, including how to eat fish safely.
Links to Documents:
- A Guide to Safe Eating of Fish in CT – Includes CT map (English)
- Visual Examples of Fish Species Noted in CT Fish Consumption Advisory
- Warning To People Who Fish And Their Families – short version (English)
Links to Web Sites:
- Health Questions? Contact The Department of Health: (860) 509-7742
- Fishing in CT Questions? Contact The Department of Environmental Protection: (860) 424-3474