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Fish Advisories
Fish Consumption Advisories

Fish are a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.  These advisories tell you the right amounts and types of fish to eat in South Carolina waters.  SC DHEC and the Department of Natural Resources work together to provide the annual advisories.

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Fish Consumption Advisories

  • Maps, tables, & listings of the advisory information.

At-Risk Groups

  • Babies
  • Children under 14
  • Women who are nursing
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Women who plan to become pregnant

Frequently Asked Questions



No Advisories

  • Eat as many fish as you'd like from these waterbodies.

"Do Not Eat Any" Advisories pdficon

  • Listing of all the places where you should not eat certain types of fish.

How to Follow the Advisories

  • How much is one meal of fish?
  • What is an advisory?

Cleaning & Cooking Fish pdficon

  • Note: Cleaning & cooking methods can help reduce PCBs, but will not remove mercury contaminants.

Learn More about Our Fish Advisory Program

  • How DHEC determines an advisory
  • The standard DHEC uses to issue mercury advisories

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