Consumption guidelines for fish with elevated PFOS levels ➤

Eat Safe Fish Guidelines

Eat Safe Fish Guidelines

Region

County

Water body

Type of Fish

Chemical of Concern

Size of Fish (length in inches)

MI Servings per Month

Northeast

Crawford

Lake Margrethe

Bluegill

PFOS

Any

8

Northeast

Crawford

Lake Margrethe

Sunfish

PFOS

Any

8

Northeast

Iosco

Allen Lake

All Other Species (MDHHS also has issued guidelines for bluegill & sunfish and largemouth & smallmouth bass due to mercury.)

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Northeast

Iosco

Au Sable River (downstream of the Foote Dam; includes Van Etten Creek)

Bluegill

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Northeast

Iosco

Au Sable River (downstream of the Foote Dam; includes Van Etten Creek)

Largemouth Bass

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Northeast

Iosco

Au Sable River (downstream of the Foote Dam; includes Van Etten Creek)

Rock Bass

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Northeast

Iosco

Au Sable River (downstream of the Foote Dam; includes Van Etten Creek)

Smallmouth Bass

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Northeast

Iosco

Au Sable River (downstream of the Foote Dam; includes Van Etten Creek)

Suckers

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Northeast

Iosco

Au Sable River (downstream of the Foote Dam; includes Van Etten Creek)

Sunfish

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Northeast

Iosco

Au Sable River (downstream of the Foote Dam; includes Van Etten Creek)

All Other Species (MDHHS has guidelines for certain species – See the Eat Safe Fish Guide.)

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Northeast

Iosco

Clark’s Marsh

Bluegill

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Northeast

Iosco

Clark’s Marsh

Sunfish

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Northeast

Iosco

Van Etten Lake

Black Crappie

Mercury & PFOS

Any

4

Northeast

Iosco

Van Etten Lake

Largemouth Bass

Mercury & PFOS

Under 17"

2

Northeast

Iosco

Van Etten Lake

Largemouth Bass

Mercury & PFOS

Over 17"

1

Northeast

Iosco

Van Etten Lake

Smallmouth Bass

Mercury & PFOS

Under 17"

2

Northeast

Iosco

Van Etten Lake

Smallmouth Bass

Mercury & PFOS

Over 17"

1

Northeast

Iosco

Van Etten Lake

Suckers

Mercury & PFOS

Under 14”

8

Northeast

Iosco

Van Etten Lake

Suckers

Mercury

14” to 20”

4

Northeast

Iosco

Van Etten Lake

Suckers

Mercury

Over 20”

2

Northeast

Iosco

Van Etten Lake

White Crappie

Mercury & PFOS

Any

4

Northeast

Iosco

Clark’s Marsh

All Other Species

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Southeast

Bay

Saginaw River

Bluegill

PFOS

Any

4

Southeast

Bay

Saginaw River

Largemouth Bass

PFOS, PCBs, & Mercury

Under 18”

2

Southeast

Bay

Saginaw River

Largemouth Bass

Mercury

Over 18”

1

Southeast

Bay

Saginaw River

Smallmouth Bass

PFOS, PCBs, & Mercury

Under 18”

2

Southeast

Bay, Saginaw

Saginaw River

Smallmouth Bass

Mercury

Over 18”

1

Southeast

Bay, Saginaw

Saginaw River

Sunfish

PFOS

Any

4

Southeast

Genesee

Flint Park Lake

Bluegill

PFOS

Any

2

Southeast

Genesee

Flint Park Lake

Sunfish

PFOS

Any

2

Southeast

Genesee, Saginaw

Flint River (downstream of Mott Dam)

Largemouth Bass

PFOS

Any

6 per Year

Southeast

Genesee, Saginaw

Flint River (downstream of Mott Dam)

Rock Bass

PFOS

Any

1

Southeast

Genesee, Saginaw

Flint River (downstream of Mott Dam)

Smallmouth Bass

PFOS

Any

6 per Year

Southeast

Genesee, Lapeer, Saginaw

Flint River (upstream of Mott Dam, including the Mott and Holloway Reservoirs and North and South Branches of the Flint River)

Carp

PFOS

Any

2

Southeast

Genesee, Lapeer

Flint River (upstream of Mott Dam, including the Mott and Holloway Reservoirs and North and South Branches of the Flint River)

Largemouth Bass

PFOS

Any

6 per Year

Southeast

Genesee, Lapeer

Flint River (upstream of Mott Dam, including the Mott and Holloway Reservoirs and North and South Branches of the Flint River)

Rock Bass

PFOS

Any

1

Southeast

Genesee, Lapeer

Flint River (upstream of Mott Dam, including the Mott and Holloway Reservoirs and North and South Branches of the Flint River)

Smallmouth Bass

PFOS

Any

6 per Year

Southeast

Genesee, Lapeer

Flint River (upstream of Mott Dam, including the Mott and Holloway Reservoirs and North and South Branches of the Flint River)

Walleye

PFOS

Any

1

Southeast

Lapeer

Lake Pleasant

Bluegill

PFOS

Any

4

Southeast

Lapeer

Lake Pleasant

Largemouth Bass

Mercury

Under 18"

1

Southeast

Lapeer

Lake Pleasant

Largemouth Bass

Mercury

Over 18"

6 per year

Southeast

Lapeer

Lake Pleasant

Smallmouth Bass

Mercury

Under 18"

1

Southeast

Lapeer

Lake Pleasant

Smallmouth Bass

Mercury

Over 18"

6 per year

Southeast

Lapeer

Lake Pleasant

Sunfish

PFOS

Any

4

Southeast

St. Clair, Macomb, Wayne

Lake St. Clair

Bluegill

PFOS

Any

4

Southeast

St. Clair, Macomb, Wayne

Lake St. Clair

Sunfish

PFOS

Any

4

Southeast

Oakland, Livingston, and Washtenaw Counties

Huron River starting where N. Wixom Road crosses in Oakland County and extending downstream to the mouth of the Huron River as it enters Lake Erie in Wayne County. This includes: Norton Creek (Oakland County), Hubbell Pond, also known as Mill Pond (Oakland County), Kent Lake (Oakland County), Ore Lake (Livingston County), Strawberry & Zukey Lake (Livingston County), Gallagher Lake (Livingston County), Loon Lake (Livingston County), Whitewood Lakes (Livingston County), Base Line & Portage Lakes (Livingston/Washtenaw County line), Barton Pond (Washtenaw County), Geddes Pond (Washtenaw County), Argo Pond (Washtenaw County), Ford Lake (Washtenaw County), Belleville Lake (Wayne County).

All Species

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Southwest

Berrien

St Joseph River (downstream of the Berrien Springs Dam)

Rock Bass

PFOS

Any

1

Southwest Calhoun

Beaver Dam Pond

Helmer Creek

All Species PFOS Any Do Not Eat

Southwest

Kent

Rogue River (upstream of the Rockford Dam)

Largemouth Bass

Mercury & PFOS

Under 18"

2

Southwest

Kent

Rogue River (upstream of the Rockford Dam)

Largemouth Bass

Mercury

Over 18"

1

Southwest

Kent

Rogue River (upstream of the Rockford Dam)

Smallmouth Bass

Mercury & PFOS

Under 18"

2

Southwest

Kent

Rogue River (upstream of the Rockford Dam)

Smallmouth Bass

Mercury

Over 18"

1

Southwest

Kent

Rogue River (upstream of the Rockford Dam)

Suckers

Mercury & PFOS

Any

4

Southwest

Kent

Freska Lake

Bluegill

Mercury & PFOS

Any

2

Southwest

Kent

Freska Lake

Sunfish

Mercury & PFOS

Any

2

Southwest

Kent

Ponds at 4300 Cannonsburg Rd, Belmont

All Species

PFOS

Any

Do Not Eat

Southwest

Kent

Walden Lake

All Species

PFOS

Any

6 per Year

Southwest

St. Joseph County

Long Lake

Bluegill

Mercury & PFOS

Any

12

Southwest

St. Joseph County

Long Lake

Largemouth Bass

Mercury

Under 18"

2

Southwest

St. Joseph County

Long Lake

Largemouth Bass

Mercury

Over 18"

1

Southwest

St. Joseph County

Long Lake

Smallmouth Bass

Mercury

Under 18"

2

Southwest

St. Joseph County

Long Lake

Smallmouth Bass

Mercury

Over 18"

1

Southwest

St. Joseph County

Long Lake

Sunfish

Mercury & PFOS

Any

12

Upper Peninsula

Marquette

Silver Lead Creek

Brook Trout

PCBs & PFOS

Any

2