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Colorado Statewide General Guidelines

 

EAT FISH, CHOOSE WISELY

 
WHY EAT FISH?

 

Fish are good for you!  They are an excellent source of protein.  They are low in fat and high in Omega 3's.

 

HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM MERCURY IN FISH?

 

To protect you and your family from the potential risks associated with eating fish with high mercury levels, limit the number of fish meals you eat according to the recommendations listed in the tables below. 

 

 

 Colorado Fish Consumption Guidelines

General Population (Age 18 or older)*

 Eat 2 meals per week or less

 Brook Trout  Drum  Kokanee

 Eat 1 meal per week or less

 Brown Trout  Lake Trout  Splake
 Black Bullhead  Northern Pike <34 in.  Walleye < 15 in.
 Black Crappie  Rainbow Trout  White Crappie
 Bluegill  Saugeye  White Sucker
 Catfish  Striped Bass  White Bass
 Carp  Sunfish  Wiper
 Largemouth Bass < 15 in.    Yellow Perch

 Eat 2 meals per month or less

 Northern Pike > 34 in.  Smallmouth Bass < 15 in.  Cutthroat Trout
   Walleye > 15 in.  

 Eat 1 meal per month or less

 Largemouth Bass > 15 in.  Smallmouth Bass > 15 in.  Tiger Muskie

*A fish serving is about the size of the palm of your hand (8 oz).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Colorado Fish Consumption Guidelines

For Woman Who Are Pregnant or Planning on Being Pregnant

Eat 1 meal per week or less

 Brook Trout  Drum Splake
 Brown Trout Kokanee White Sucker
Black Bullhead  Rainbow Trout Sunfish
 Bluegill    

Eat 2 meals per month or less

Carp Smallmouth Bass  < 15 in. White Crappie 
Largemouth Bass < 15 in. Striped Bass Wiper
Northern Pike  CutthroatTrout Walleye < 15 in.   
Saugeye  White Bass Lake Trout
Black Crappie Catfish Yellow Perch  

Eat 1 meal per month or less

 Largemouth Bass > 15 in. Smallmouth Bass > 15 in.  Tiger Muskie 
  Walleye > 15 in.  

 *A fish serving is about the size of the palm of your hand (8 oz).

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado Fish Consumption Guidelines

For Young Children (6 yrs or younger)

Eat 2 meals per month or less

Brook Trout

Drum

  Splake

Brown Trout

Kokanee

         White Sucker

Black Bullhead

Rainbow Trout

    Sunfish

Bluegill

Saugeye

         White Crappie

Cutthroat Trout

White Bass

     Catfish

Eat 1 meals per month or less

Carp

Smallmouth Bass < 15 in.

   Sun Fish

Largemouth Bass < 15 in.

Striped Bass

  Wiper

Northern Pike

Tiger Muskie

  Walleye

Black Crappie

Mackinaw

    Lake Trout

 

Yellow Perch

 

DO NOT CONSUME

Largemouth Bass > 15 in.

Smallmouth Bass > 15 in.

                  

 *A fish serving is about the size of the palm of your hand (3 oz. for children).