Regional Fish Health Advisories

Click on the map below to select a region and view specific advisories for waters in that region. The advice also apply to tributaries and connected waters if there are no dams, falls or barriers to stop the fish from moving upstream. This is because chemicals remain in fish even if they move from one waterbody to another. If you are not sure about possible fish barriers near the waters you fish, contact your local New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regional office. If you have questions about which advisories apply to the waters you fish, call the New York State Department of Health at 518-402-7800 or e-mail

The advisories apply to New York State portions of listed waters. If you fish in portions of waters in another state, consult that state's fish advisories, available from state health or environmental agencies, or the US Environmental Protection Agency.

New York State Map

Western Region Finger Lakes Region Leatherstocking Region Catskill Region St. Lawerence Region Adirondack Region Hudson Valley/Capital District Region Hudson Valley/Capital District Region Long Island Region New York City Region Hudson River and Tributaries Region