Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

FISH

Safe Eating Guidelines for the Lower American River (Sacramento County)
[Updated 02/15/12] Based on Mercury or PCBs

Women 18 – 45 and Children 1 – 17 Years

 

American Shad

heart healthyAmerican Shad

King Salmon
Chinook (king) salmonheart healthy

steelhead
Steelhead trout**heart healthy

 

Redear

Redear or other sunfish

Suckerfish

Sucker

White Catfish

White Catfish


Largemouth bass

Bass

Pikeminnow

Pikeminnow

striped bass
striped Bass

2-3 Servings a week

1 Serving a week

Do not eat

 

Men over 17 Years and Women over 45 years

 

American Shad

heart healthyAmerican Shad

King Salmon
Chinook (king) salmonheart healthy

steelhead
Steelhead trout**heart healthy


 

Redear

Redear or other sunfish

striped bass
Striped bass Description: Heart.bmp

Suckerfish

Sucker

White Catfish

White Catfish


Largemouth bass

Bass

Pikeminnow

Pikeminnow

7 Servings a week

2 Servings a week

1 Serving a week

** Note: It is only legal to keep hatchery steelhead and only in select waters. Hatchery steelhead are identified by a missing adipose fin and healed scar in the location of the missing fin. All wild steelhead must be released unharmed.

Check California Department of Fish and Wildlife Regulations (www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations/) for salmon, steelhead, striped bass, and white sturgeon, including legal sizes, bag and possession limits, and seasons, which can vary from year to year.

Description: Heart.bmp  = high in Omega-3s and you can eat them at least once a week
 Eating fish with omega-3s can lower heart disease in adults and help babies’ brains to develop.

 

 serving size

The recommended serving of fish is about the size and thickness of your hand.   
Give children smaller servings.

 
 
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