Fishing is a popular recreational activity in North Carolina, with our abundant lakes and streams. Fish are highly nutritious (and delicious!) but when you eat your catch, it’s important to know about any health advisories related to eating fish from local waters.Guide to Triangle fishing sites
Most fish are safe to eat, but some are polluted with dangerous chemicals like mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. When you eat these fish, the chemicals enter your body and may harm your health. You can’t see, smell or taste these chemicals in fish.What's in your catch?