Bioaccumulation of Pollutants in Fish Tissue
Fish and shellfish are nutritious and good for you to eat. But some fish and shellfish may take in toxic chemicals from the water they live in and the food they eat. Some of these chemicals build up in the fish and shellfish - and in the humans that eat fish and shellfish - over time. Although the chemical levels are usually low, it is a good idea to learn about advisories and monitoring in water bodies where you fish, and for fish or shellfish you eat.
Water Quality information addressing these questions is currently available for the counties that are shaded on this map. This portal is a work in progress, initially showing readily available data and assessment information. More will be added as it becomes available.