What are Fish Consumption Advisories?
advisories provide guidance to individuals or segments of the population
that are at greater risk from exposure to contaminants in fish. Advisories
are not regulatory standards, but are recommendations intended to provide
additional information of particular interest to high-risk groups. These
advisories apply only to recreationally caught sport fish in the Ohio
River, not commercial fish. The federal Food and Drug Administration
establishes the legal standards for contaminants in food sold
commercially, including fish.
Click on the Ohio River map or the listed color-coded units for consumption advice in your area
Interested in a particular species?
(see "Species Advisories" in left sidebar)
Fishing elsewhere within the Ohio River Basin?
(see "State Advisories" in left sidebar)