Fish Consumption

Choose These Fish2017-07-06T14:14:35-05:00

Choose These Fish

Fishing is a great recreational activity and way to provide food for your family, and we don’t want anyone to stop fishing. There are plenty of fish species that are good choices for you and your family to eat because they are naturally lower in pollutants.

The best choices for you and your family are different depending on where you live.

Not everyone is at the same risk when eating contaminated fish. Children, infants, pregnant women, nursing women, and women who may become pregnant are the most vulnerable and should pay close attention to advisories and serving recommendations.

Serving recommendations chart

Generally, choose these fish from the eastern part of the state:

Striped Bass

Striped Bass

White Bass

White Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

Pumpkinseed Sunfish (Brim)

Pumpkinseed Sunfish (Brim)

American Shad

American Shad

Hickory Shad

Hickory Shad

White Perch

White Perch

Generally, choose these fish from the central part of the state:

Black Crappie

Black Crappie

White Crappie

White Crappie

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

White Bass

White Bass

White Perch

White Perch

Generally, choose these fish from the western part of the state:

Black Crappie

Black Crappie

White Crappie

White Crappie

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Bluegill Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redbreast Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

Redear Sunfish (Brim)

Brook Trout

Brook Trout

Brown Trout

Brown Trout

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

White Perch

White Perch