Chemicals in Hudson River fish can harm your health even if the fish look healthy and the water looks clean. These chemicals--called PCBs--may be more harmful to young children and unborn babies.
Follow the advice diagram to reduce PCBs, which are in the fat of fish.
Use our order form to request copies of free fish advisory publications.
This brochure provides health advice on eating fish caught from the Hudson River. It provides advice for women over age 50 and men, and special advice for women of childbearing age (under age 50) and children (under age 15). It includes a map showing all areas of the Hudson River with health advisories.
This brochure provides health advice on eating fish caught from the Northern Hudson River. It provides advice for women over age 50 and men, and special advice for women of childbearing age (under age 50) and children (under age 15). It includes a map showing health advisories.
Wallet-size angler advisory cards that detail which Hudson River fish men over 15 and women over 50 can eat, and which fish they should not eat. The advice about eating fish varies depending upon the location on the river.
A 20-page activity and coloring book for schools, health care waiting rooms and Hudson River community events.
This brightly colored 4"x4" magnet illustrates the important message of how to reduce PCBs in fish. Also available in Spanish, Quite la grasa.
Blue crabs are one of the most popular creatures caught in the Hudson River and in New York City waters. Because of industrial contamination, fish and crabs from these waters can contain chemicals at levels that may be harmful to your health. This booklet shows how to cook and prepare a crab to help reduce levels of chemicals in a crab meal.
Free Hudson River fish advisory signs (coated 12" x 14" aluminum with mounting holes) are available to municipalities and other Hudson River property owners. Also available in Spanish.
Read or listen to our public service announcements about the Hudson River fish advisory.
The Hudson River Fish Advisory Outreach Project is a multi-year initiative of the New York State Department of Health. The goal of the Project is for all anglers and others who eat fish from the Hudson River to know about and follow the New York State fish advisories. The project area extends from Hudson Falls to the New York City Battery (PDF).
This information is provided by New York State Health Department.
For more information visit their website Here.
Last updated June 16, 2022