Fish Advisory
Fish Advisory
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Fish Advisory

Healthy Advice for Eating the Fish You Catch

New advice for the Adirondack Region, Mohawk River and more:

  • Check out the new Adirondack Regional Advice. DOH updated the regional advice for the Adirondacks which allows the whole family to eat some fish from all waters in the Adirondacks.
  • Advice was updated for the Mohawk River in both the Leatherstocking and Capital Region including carp, which everyone shouldn’t eat, between Lock E21 at New London to Cohoes Falls.
  • Updates for Lake Erie (Western Region): Everyone should not eat carp, but the whole family can add brown bullhead and rudd to their 4 meals per month.
  • Advice has changed for Lake Welch and the East Branch Reservoir in the Hudson Valley, Buffalo River/Harbor and Eighteenmile Creek in the Western Region, and Coldbrook Creek and Owasco Lake in the Finger Lakes Region.

Watch News 10 video featuring updated fish adviories:


Do You Fish?!

Fishing is a fun, relaxing, low impact sport that puts healthy food on your dinner table! It’s time to order fish advisory publications for the fishing season to ensure you are fishing in the highest quality waters and bringing home the safest fish possible.

Safe fishing waters:

FDA brochure concerning mercury levels in supermarket fish:

Processing, Preparing, and Presenting Fish:

The Wild Harvest Table started as a celebration of the culinary bounty represented by wild game and fish in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Educator, Moira Tidball, from Seneca County started the website in January of 2009 as a resource for game and fish recipes, nutrition information, and preparation techniques:

New York State Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch:

FREE Fish Advisory Materials from the NYS Department of Health can be ordered online:

Or you can...

Mail the order form to:

NYS Department of Health
Outreach and Education Group, CEH
Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower, Room 1642
Albany, NY 12237

Fax the order form to (518) 402-7539

Email the order form to

Last updated January 11, 2024