Connecticut River Coordinator's Office
Northeast Region
 
Photo of angler holding a striped bass that he caught in the Connecticut River in Hartford, CT. Credit: USFWS
Photo of angler holding a striped bass that he caught in the Connecticut River in Hartford, CT. Credit: USFWS

Are the fish fit to eat?

Mercury, PCBs and other contaminants found in the water sometimes accumulate in fish. There may be some risk to the health of people who eat these fish. As a result, State public health agencies issue fish consumption advisories or warnings to protect the public. You can find information on consumption advisories in the Connecticut River watershed by visiting these Web sites:

Further information on environmental contaminants and fish is posted on various other Web sites:

What About Eating Raw or Undercooked Fish and Parasites?

 

 

 
Last updated: September 1, 2010
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