Statewide Safe-Eating Guidelines
Fish from all sources can contain contaminants, so making informed decisions about your consumption of both store-bought and locally-caught fish is important. You should consider all sources of fish in your diet when making choices about eating fish. If you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, breastfeeding or have children, you and your children need to be more careful about the kinds of fish you eat and how often you eat fish.
By following these guidelines, you can reduce your exposure to the contaminants in fish, help reduce your health risks, and still get the benefits of eating fish.
Statewide Safe Eating Guidelines — are based on mercury and PCB levels measured in fish throughout Minnesota and on levels of mercury found in commercial fish. Not all waters in Minnesota have been tested for contaminants in fish. But the Safe Eating Guidelines can be used for both tested and untested waters.