Eat Fish Safely

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.


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 Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration.


More resources

If you have questions, email the Department of Health Services Fish Program or call 608-266-1120

Last Revised: December 28, 2022