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    Eat Safe Fish Guide



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    MDCH Eat Safe Fish Guide



    A father with his sons reviewing the Eat Safe Fish Guide before they go fishing

    • Some fish contain chemicals that can harm your health.
    • We ONLY test filets of fish taken from Michigan's lakes and river to learn which fish are safer to eat. We do not use the whole fish to determine the fish consumption guidelines.
    • The Eat Safe Fish Guide lists the fish species that have been tested by MDCH and how much is safe to eat.
    • There are 3 simple things you can do to make fish that have PCBs or dioxins in them safer to eat. The Eat Safe Fish in Michigan brochure explains how to choose, clean, and cook your fish and remove some of the chemicals at the same time.



    Click to view the latest version of the Eat Safe Fish Guide:

    2012 Fish Advisory Cover

     2013 Fish Advisory Cover

     MDCH 2011-2012 Michigan Fish Advisory

    This booklet is still OK to use until the new
    version has been released. The chemicals that cause
    fish consumption guidelines to be issued do not
    change quickly and will vary only a little year to year.

    Coming Soon!
    The all NEW Eat Safe Fish Guide (early 2014)






    About the Eat Safe Fish Guide

    • The MDCH Eat Safe Fish Guide is not a rule book.
    • These are only guidelines to help you make safer meal choices for you and your family.
    • You are not required to use the MDCH Eat Safe Fish Guide.



    How the Eat Safe Fish Guide is Made



     To get a copy of the DNR Michigan Fishing Guide that lists the legal sizes of fish and other important regulations, visit the DNR's website at



    Looking for more information?

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

    Or you can call 1-800-648-6942 to request that a
    MDCH Eat Safe Fish packet be mailed to you.




    Return to the Michigan Eat Safe Fish homepage. 

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