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Fish Advisories
Fish Consumption Advisories

How to Follow the Advisories

An advisory is issued when DHEC determines by sampling and analysis that mercury exceeds safe limits for consuming those fish.

What Is An Advisory?

  • An advisory is the advice given for how much of a certain type of fish you should eat in a particular waterbody.
    • deckcardsAdvisories will be one of the following:

    • No Restrictions – eat as many as you’d like of that fish from that waterbody.

    • One meal a week – only eat that type of fish once in that week and eat no other fish with an advisory within that same week.

    • One meal a month – only eat that type of fish once in that month and eat no other fish with an advisory within that same month.

    • Do Not Eat Any – you should not eat any of that type of fish from that waterbody

Portion Sizes

  • All advisories are based on 1 meal of fish

  • 1 meal of fish = ½ pound or 8 ounces of uncooked fish

  • 8 ounces of uncooked fish = about the size of 2 decks of playing cards

 

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