The New York State Department of Health (DOH) issued updated advisories for the consumption of fish from water bodies in New York State Friday.
According to a statement, the advisories are included in the booklet, “Health Advice on Eating Sportfish and Game.” This booklet is updated annually using data from a sampling of fish from New York waters and the advice should be used as a health reference guide for anglers and their families.
“Fishing is a great recreational activity that has long been a part of the outdoor tradition in New York State, but it is important that people are aware of the health advisories for consuming certain types of fish,” said State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H., in a statement. “By following New York State’s fish consumption advisories New Yorkers will avoid potential health risks, and fish can continue to be eaten as part of a healthy and nutritious diet.”
Below is information that is new this year: