If You Fish in the Hudson River, Heed the Health Advice
Fishing is fun and fish are in important part of a healthy diet. Fish contain high quality protein, essential nutrients, healthy fish oils, and are low in saturated fat. However, some fish from the Hudson River south of the Corinth dam contain chemicals at levels that may be harmful to your health.
The NYS Dept. of Health offers advice about eating fish you catch in the Hudson River. Here’s a link to their website including all their publications: https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/fish/health_advisories/
Click here for maps of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady counties Publicly Accessible Fishing Waters with NYS DOH advisories.
Check out this brochure for advice regarding eating
fish caught upstream of the Corinth dam to the South Glens Falls dam- Northern
Hudson River: Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch in Saratoga, Warren and
If you eat the fish you catch, follow these Tips for Healthier Eating to reduce exposure to chemicals.
Can You Eat That Striped Bass From the Hudson? Learn about research done on stiped bass related to chemical contamination. Click here to learn more: https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/fish/health_advisories/stripedbass.htm
Saratoga County Fishing Waters NYS Department of Health Fish Advisories & Publicly Accessible Waters Map - Click here!
Last updated December 1, 2020