Updated: Jul 8
Which types of fish are safe to eat from Florida waters?
Would you like to know what types of Florida fish are safe to eat? This publication from the Florida Department of health should be given a read if you plan to eat Florida fresh or saltwater fish. You will be able to read which types of fish, from what bodies of water, and how much consumption is safe for kids to adults. I was not surprised to find out that in some Florida waters eating a Large mouth Bass in considered unsafe. Some of the most popular types of Florida fish species are on this list like Florida Peacock Bass, Catfish, Bluegill. Unfortunately, there are many pollutants in our canals and lakes which fish call home. I have personally seen a great deal of debris in canals, like shopping carts, junked cars, furniture. Foreign objects which do not belong are a big cause with time for pollution of waters that animals call home. It is of great importance as the fisherman that we pick up after each other when we go wet the line. I would recommend you always take a bucket or bag where you can discard your used fishing products, snacks, and drinks. Small common-sense steps like these help out the environment and animals, I consider this is the least you can do.
You can find the 2020 Florida Fish Consumption Advisory Guide by clicking here, take a glance at it to see if your favorite fish fishing locations and game fish are in this publication by the Florida Department of health.
You can find the 2020 Florida Fish Consumption Advisory Guide by clicking here
How many fish should I eat safely?
Below there is an example table with similar format that you will find on the 2020 Florida Fish consumption guide by Florida Department of health.