If you consume fish from Wisconsin waters, you may be interested in the updated online publication of the 2024-2026 Choose Wisely booklet, which outlines guidelines for safe fish consumption. It is a publication of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).
Fish are full of important nutrients like omega-3s and are a great source of lean protein. However, they may also contain pollutants from their environment and the food they consume that can cause health risks for humans. The DNR encourages the public to follow the safe-eating guidelines outlined in the Choose Wisely booklet to reduce the risk of exposure to unwanted contaminants.
Below is a graphic (click to enlarge) of specific advisories for Green Bay, Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior and their respective tributaries.
Top photo courtesy Deb Ford