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Great Lakes Monitoring
Contaminants in Great Lakes Sport Fish Fillets
Human Health and Sport Fish in the Open Waters of the Great Lakes
Goal: Sport fish should be safe for unlimited consumption by people.
Status: Certain species and sizes of fish in the Great Lakes are safe for limited consumption. Consumers should consult
fish consumption advisories
Trends: Contaminants significantly reduced since peaks in the 1970's and are still decreasing in most cases.
Issues: Contaminated sediments and air deposition keep contaminant levels elevated above safe levels for unlimited human consumption.
* Fish consumption advice is issued for Lake St. Clair
NOTE: Fish Consumption Advisories vary by fish species, size, and specific location: see specific advisories for full details.