(UNDATED) – Eating recreationally caught fish from Indiana waters can be a healthy and tasty option when you have the proper information.
Before you go fishing, check out the Department of Natural Resources interactive map to see if you can eat what you catch.
Here are a few tips to reduce your risk of accumulated contaminants:
- If a waterbody is not listed in the advisory or if a fish species is not listed for a waterbody that was sampled, you should consult the statewide “Safe Eating Guidelines.”
- Eat smaller, less fatty fish like panfish (bluegill, perch and crappie).
- Remove fat near the skin of the fish before cooking, and broil, bake, or grill fish so the fat drips away.
For more information, see chooseyourfish.org/fish.