Fish & Game Safe Eating Guidelines

June 2024 -  The Maine CDC issued updated and additional freshwater fish consumption advisories, recommending limiting consumption of all fish or certain fish from seven waterbodies in Maine. Three of the advisories are expansions of those issued last year, while four bodies of water are new additions to the list that now totals 16. 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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