Freshwater Fish Consumption Advisory Lookup Table

Here we provide a list of all the public health fish consumption advisories issued at freshwater locations in Massachusetts. For help finding fish advisories in your municipality or an affected waterbody, use the “search” feature to sort fish advisories by municipality or waterbody name.

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Uncooked serving sizes should be 8 to 12 oz. of fish for adults and children over 12, with smaller amounts for younger children.

Fish consumption advisories apply to the consumption of all native game fish but do not apply to stocked trout at a waterbody. Stocked fish are raised in fish hatcheries and then released. Therefore, they are unlikely to spend enough time in a waterbody to become contaminated.

[1] Hazard Codes:

  • DDT=dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
  • PAHs=polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • PCB=polychlorinated biphenyls
  • PFAS=per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

[2] Sensitive population includes children under 12, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and women of childbearing age.

[3] This waterbody has not been evaluated for mercury. Per DPH’s statewide fish consumption advisory for mercury, sensitive populations should not eat fish from this waterbody until more information on mercury levels is available.

For questions about the consumption of fish from waterbodies not on the Freshwater Fish Consumption Advisory List, please call 617 624-5757. Learn more about Eating fish safely in Massachusetts.

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