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Eat Fish Safely

Eating fish is part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. Though fish have many health benefits, some contain chemicals that can harm your health. Learn more about how to choose the best fish to eat.


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Learn common contaminants found in Wisconsin fish, which fish are safest to eat and how to prepare fish safely.


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The Department of Health Services’ Fish Program provides outreach and educational material to community members and health professionals.


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The Department of Health Services’ Fish Program manages projects focused on fish advisory awareness, exposure to harmful chemicals, and fish-eating habits.

Fish advisories

For Wisconsin-specific fish advisories, visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) online query tool to find advisories for your areas.

For advisories on store-bought or restaurant fish, check with the Food and Drug Administration.

Last revised March 15, 2024