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Eating Fish from Michigan's Lakes & Rivers

Getting Started...

Michigan has over 11,000 lakes, streams, and rivers. Unfortunately, some of those water bodies have been polluted with chemicals including PCBs, dioxins, and mercury. Check out the links below to learn more about eating safe fish.

  • Eat Safe Fish packet download 
    A quick way to save all the information listed below, including the Eat Safe Fish brochure and links to the ESF Guides!
  • Quick Start to Safer Fish
    The Quick Start to Safer Fish helps you quickly identify Michigan fish and, generally, how safe those fish are to eat.

If you eat fish regularly, use the Eat Safe Fish Guide to find the guidelines for your fish, lake or river. 

Find Your Area 

Button to Find Your Area

There are some areas in Michigan that have unique environmental problems. Some of these areas are covered in our Find Your Area section of this website. Please contact us if you have any questions.   


Other Quick Links

Looking for more information?

Click here to print or download any of our fish materials.

Or call 1-800-648-6942 to request Eat Safe Fish materials.

 Return to the Michigan Eat Safe Fish homepage. 




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