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What are Fish Consumption Advisories?

Consumption 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

  Unit 1 - Pittsburgh, PA to Montgomery Locks & Dam   Unit 3 - Belleville Locks & Dam to J. T. Myers Locks & Dam
  Unit 2 - Montgomery Locks & Dam to Belleville Locks & Dam   Unit 4 - J. T. Myers Locks & Dam to the Mississippi River
Ohio River Fish Consumption Advisory Map Unit 4 - J.T. Myers L&D to Mississippi River Unit 3 - Belleville L&D to J.T. Myers L&D Unit 2 - Montgomery L&D to Belleville L&D Unit 1 - Pittsburgh, PA to Montgomery L&D

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