Weekly Fishing Tip: Eating Safe Fish in Michigan
There are many benefits to eating fish, but anglers should be aware that some fish have mercury, dioxin, PCBs or other chemicals in them that can be bad for your health if you eat too many.
The Michigan Department of Community Health’s Eat Safe Fish Guide helps you learn about eating safe, local and healthful fish from throughout the state. Their “3Cs” message is simple and easy to remember when it comes to eating safe fish:
1. Choose – Take a quick quiz at www.michigan.gov/eatsafefish to determine if you are at a lower or higher risk when eating fish from Michigan waters and which species you should look for.
2. Clean – Learn about cleaning techniques (including trimming as much fat from the fish as possible) to help remove chemicals from the fish.
3. Cook – Discover cooking techniques that can be used to remove even more chemicals from the fish.
Fishing in Michigan is lots of fun! Be informed and check out the Eat Safe Fish Guide to help protect yourself and your family from chemicals that could someday make you sick.
For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/eatsafefish.
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