ARE THE FISH I CATCH SAFE TO EAT? 877-458-FISH
The summary of advisories issued in the past by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Department of Energy & Environmental Protection is updated annually and included as a reminder to anglers. These advisories apply to recreationally-caught fish from Connecticut waters. Individuals in the high risk group should be particularly careful in their fish consumption.
Proper cleaning and cooking methods include: removing the skin, “lateral line” area, belly flaps and dark meat, and broiling or grilling. These methods can reduce PCB levels by 50%.
For More Information
Including the fish consumption fact sheet, a special fact sheet for pregnant women, foreign language summaries, and for updates visit the Department of Public Health (CTDPH) website at: www.ct.gov/dph or call CTDPH.
- Have health questions: call CTDPH at 860-509-7740 or toll-free at 877-458-FISH (3474).
- Have fishing questions: call CTDEEP at 860-424-FISH (3474).