Fish & Game Safe Eating Guidelines

April 2023 - The Maine CDC issued additional freshwater fish consumption advisories on six waterbodies in Maine. The updated advisories come after testing of fish in these locations found levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) above Maine CDC's recommended levels for regular consumption. Download a tipsheet (PDF) on frequently asked questions and answers about the new advisories. Read the Press Release.

Family Fish Guide

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is responsible for recommending safe eating guidelines for fish based on the presence of chemicals (MSRA 22 ß 1696 I).

Fish is good for you and your family if you follow the Maine Family Fish Guide (PDF).

Resources for the Public


Educational Materials

Contact Erin Arneson to order bulk quantities of print materials at or 207-287-5307.

Technical Reports

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