Category: Fish Advisories

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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