Finger Lakes Region Fish Advisories

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Finger Lakes Region Advice

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If there is no specific advice for a particular waterbody, follow the general advice, eat up to four, half-pound meals of fish in a month.  

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Waterbody 1 (County)
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Fish
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Men Over 15 &
Women Over 50
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Women Under 50 &
Children Under 15
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Chemicals of Concern
All waters NOT listed
(Finger Lakes Region)
All fish Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month  
Canadice Lake
(Ontario)
Lake trout Greater than 23", DON'T EAT; Less than 23", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
Brown trout Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs
Chenango River
(Broome, Chenango, Madison)
Walleye Greater than 22", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 22", up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Mercury
Irondequoit Bay See Lake Ontario advice
Koppers Pond
(Chemung)
Carp Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs
Lake Ontario 2
(Niagara, Oswego, Monroe, Jefferson, Orleans, Wayne, Cayuga)
Lake trout Greater than 25", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 25", up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Channel catfish Up to 1 meal/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Carp Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Brown trout Greater than 20", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 20", up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Brown bullhead, Rainbow smelt, Rock bass, White sucker, Yellow perch Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month Healthy choice fish3
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month PCBs, Mirex, Dioxin
Onondaga Lake
(Onondaga)
Walleye DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Mercury, PFAS
Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass Greater than 15", DON'T EAT; Less than 15", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs, Mercury, PFAS
Carp, Channel catfish, White perch DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Mercury, Dioxin, PFAS
Brown bullhead, Pumpkinseed sunfish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs, Mercury, PFAS
All other fish (including Yellow perch) Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs, Mercury, Dioxin, PFAS
Owasco Lake
(Cayuga)
Yellow Perch Up to 4 meals/month Greater than 10", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 10", up to 4 meals/month Mercury
Smallmouth bass, Walleye Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
Rainbow trout Up to 4 meals/month Greater than 20", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 20", up to 4 meals/month Mercury
Rainbow smelt Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month Healthy choice fish3
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month Mercury
Rushford Lake (Allegany) Walleye Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Mercury
Seneca River, downstream of Lock 24 at Baldwinsville (Onondaga) Walleye DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Mercury
Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass Greater than 15", DON'T EAT; Less than 15", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs, Mercury
Carp, Channel catfish, White perch DON'T EAT DON'T EAT PCBs, Mercury, Dioxin
Brown bullhead, Pumpkinseed sunfish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT PCBs, Mercury
All other fish Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT PCBs, Mercury, Dioxin
Skaneateles Creek, Skaneateles Lake Dam at Skaneateles to Seneca River
(Onondaga, Cayuga)
Brown trout, Rainbow trout Up to 1 meal/month Up tp 1 meal/month PCBs
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month Up to 4 meals/month Healthy choice fish3
Susquehanna River
(Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Tioga, Otsego)
Walleye Greater than 22", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 22", up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Up to 4 meals/month DON'T EAT Mercury

1 The specific health advisories for the waters listed above also apply to tributaries and connected waters if there are no dams, falls, or barriers to stop the fish from moving upstream.

2 Check the NYS DEC website for updated regulations and special restrictions for certain species.

3 This fish is a good choice for the whole family. Learn more information about how advisories are set.

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