Fish Consumption Advisory

Mercury Advisory2017-07-06T14:14:32-05:00

Statewide Mercury Advisory

Affected Counties

All NC counties

Fish to avoid statewide:

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Fish to avoid south and east of I-85:

i-85-map

Area south and east of I-85

Blue Catfish

Blue Catfish

Bowfin (Blackfish)

Bowfin (Blackfish)

Brown Bullhead

Bullhead Catfishes

Chain Pickerel (Jackfish)

Chain Pickerel

Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

Flathead Catfish

Flathead Catfish

Warmouth

Warmouth

White catfish

White Catfish

Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch

Additional fish to avoid south and east of I-95:

i-95-map

Area south and east of I-95

Black Crappie

Black Crappie

Pollutants

Mercury

Advisory

Date issued: April 2, 2008

Women of Childbearing Age (15-44 years), Pregnant Women, Nursing Women, and Children under 15:
Do not eat fish high in mercury, including largemouth bass, caught in the state. Eat up to two meals per week of fish low in mercury. A meal is 6 ounces of uncooked fish for adults, or 2 ounces of uncooked fish for children under 15.

All Other Individuals:
Eat no more than one meal per week of fish high in mercury, including largemouth bass, caught in the state. Eat up to four meals per week of fish low in mercury. A meal is 6 ounces of uncooked fish for adults, or 2 ounces of uncooked fish for children under 15.