What is a Serving of Fish? - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

How much is a serving of fish?

A Serving of Fish According to Body Weight
Body Weight Weight in ounces
of uncooked fish
Approximate weight
after cooking
50 3 2.25
70 4 3
90 5 3.75
110 6 4.5
130 7 5.25
150 8 6
170 9 6.75
190 10 7.5
210 11 8.25
  • Typically, 1 meal of fish is made up of 1 serving of fish.
  • A serving of fish is based on the body weight of the person eating the fish.
    For example, ½ pound (or 8 ounces) of uncooked fish is one serving for a 150-pound person. Eight ounces of uncooked fish is equal to about 6 ounces of cooked fish.
  • To adjust meal serving size for a heavier or lighter weight person, add or subtract 1 ounce of fish for every 20 pounds of body weight.
Updated Monday, May 01, 2017 at 11:18PM