Fish are nutritious and good to eat. Fish are low in fat, high in protein and provide substantial human health benefits.While most recreationally caught sport fish in Pennsylvania are safe to eat, chemicals such as mercury and PCBs have been found in some fish from certain waters. While the levels of these unavoidable chemical contaminants are usually low, they could potentially be a health concern to pregnant and breast-feeding women, women of childbearing age, children and individuals whose diet consists of a high percentage of fish. Use the fish consumption information on this page to make safe decisions about the kinda of fish and amount of fish you eat per week.
View the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commissions 2015 Fish Consumption Advisory here.