Category: Fish Advisories

Polychlorinated Biphenyls Contaminant: Utah Fish Advisories

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are synthetic organic chemicals comprising 209 individual chlorinated biphenyl compounds (known as congeners). Exposure to each of these compounds is associated with different levels of risk for harmful effects. There are no known natural sources of PCBs. Although PCBs are no longer manufactured in the United States, people can still be exposed …

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Mercury Advisory for Women and Children: Utah Fish Advisories

What you need to know about mercury in fish and shellfish; advice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to: Women Who Might Become Pregnant Women Who are Pregnant Nursing Mothers Young Children Nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury. For most people, the risk from mercury …

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Arsenic Contaminant: Utah Fish Advisories

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element widely distributed in the earth’s crust. In the environment, arsenic is combined with oxygen, chlorine, and sulfur to form inorganic arsenic compounds. Arsenic in animals and plants combines with carbon and hydrogen to form organic arsenic compounds. Inorganic arsenic compounds are mainly used to preserve wood. Copper chromated arsenic …

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By Waterbody: Utah Fish Advisories

Choose a Waterbody Big Sand Wash Reservoir Brough Reservoir Calf Creek Causey Reservoir Desolation Canyon Duchesne River East Fork Sevier River Flaming Gorge Reservoir Gunlock Reservoir Joe’s Valley Reservoir Jordanelle Reservoir Ken’s Lake Lake Powell Lower Ashley Creek Drainage and Stewart Lake Mill Creek Millsite Reservoir Minersville Reservoir Navajo Lake Newcastle Reservoir Pine Creek Pineview …

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By Fish Species: Utah Fish Advisories

Choose a Fish Species Black Bullhead Bluegill Brown Trout Carp Catfish Largemouth Bass Northern Pike Rainbow Trout Smallmouth Bass Splake Trout Striped Bass Tiger Muskie Walleye Wiper Yellow Perch Black Bullhead Consumption Advisory See the Health Risks page. Consumption Advisories Apply to the following waterbodies: Recapture Reservoir (San Juan County)   Bluegill Consumption Advisory See …

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By County: Utah Fish Advisories

Choose a County Beaver County Cache County Carbon County Daggett County Duchesne County Emery County Garfield County Grand County Iron County Juab County Kane County Morgan County Piute County San Juan County Sanpete County Summit County Uintah County Utah County Wasatch County Washington County Weber County Beaver County Minersville Reservoir Fish Consumption Advisory (4/23/18) Cache County …

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By Contaminant: Utah Fish Advisories

Choose a Contaminant | Arsenic | Mercury | PCBs | Selenium | Arsenic Silver Creek (Summit County) Brown Trout | Rainbow Trout | Splake Trout | All Trout Species Mercury Causey Reservoir (Weber County) Brown Trout | Big Sand Wash Reservoir (Duchesne County) Smallmouth Bass | Yellow Perch | Walleye | Brough Reservoir (Uintah County) …

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Frequently Asked Questions: Utah Fish Advisories

Why should I eat fish? Eat Fish, Choose Wisely. Fish is an excellent low-fat food and a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Fish contain omega-3 fatty acids and oils that are hard to get from other types of food. Eating fish can help children develop properly and even boost the health of adults. …

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Health Risks: Utah Fish Advisories

Fish are healthful foods that provide a diet high in protein and low in saturated fat. Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids in fish may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Fish also provide a good source of vitamins and minerals. Fishing is a fun and relaxing outdoor activity that you can …

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Utah Fish Advisories

| Resources | Contacts | Eat Fish, Choose Wisely Fish are important in a healthy diet. They are a lean, low-calorie source of protein. However, some fish from specific areas in Utah may contain chemicals that could pose health risks. When contaminant levels are unsafe, Utah Public Health Officials issue fish consumption advisories. These advisories …

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Mercury in Fish: When Catch and Release Is Good for You, Too

By Amy Dickey Editor’s Note: The recent release of metals-laden sediment from Tibble Fork Reservoir has raised concerns among anglers about heavy-metals contamination in fish in the American Fork River. The Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is currently collecting live fish downstream from the reservoir and will be testing them for the presence of metals …

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