Eating fish is part of a healthy diet, and has many benefits. Fish are generally low in calories and fat, high in protein, and some are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Some fish also contain chemicals that can cause harmful health effects.
The information below will help you choose which fish to eat to maximize the health benefits of eating fish, while reducing the risk of harmful health effects.
For Wisconsin-specific fish advisories, visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) online query tool to find advisories for your areas.
- Choose Fish and Shellfish Wisely - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Fishing Wisconsin - DNR
- Eating Your Catch - DNR
If you have questions, email the Department of Health Services Fish Program or call 608-266-1120